NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A former Louisiana congressman has a memoir coming out this summer.
Livingston was elected to the 1st Congressional District in 1977. He rose to chair of the Appropriations Committee and was chosen in 1998 to succeed Newt Gingrich as speaker. But amid impeachment proceedings against Democratic President Bill Clinton and a Hustler magazine investigation of Livingston, he shocked the House by announcing his resignation on Dec. 19, 1998.
He has since worked as a lobbyist in Washington.