Robert L. Livingston was elected to the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1977 – the first Republican to represent Louisiana’s First Congressional District in 102 years. He was re-elected to eleven successive two-year terms. In 1998, he was chosen by his peers to serve as Speaker-designate for the 106th Congress, but resigned for personal reasons, calling on President Bill Clinton to do the same.
Following his departure from Congress in February 1999, Mr. Livingston established a successful lobbying firm known as The Livingston Group in both Washington, DC and in New Orleans, LA. His recently published memoir, The Windmill Chaser, is receiving enthusiastic acclaim.