Dr. A. G. Livingston was born in Cameron Parish,
Louisiana, and came to Texas in 1885 with his parents when he was less
than two years of age. They settled in Jefferson County, where young
Livingston received his early schooling. In 1904 he joined the U. S.
Engineers and was a drill master in the army. He was stationed in San
Francisco in 1906 when the terrible earthquake took place, and General
Fredrick Funston, who was in charge of the city following the catastrophe,
put Livingston in charge of a squad of men to guard a sector and put it in
sanitary condition. He filled this command in perfect manner and was
personally commended by General Funston.
After receiving his discharge from the Army, Dr.
Livingston was employed by he Texas Oil Company for fourteen years. During
the World War he was chief inspector for this company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He was married to Miss Estella Kellinger in 1914, in
Jefferson County. In 1921 they entered he Texas Chiropractic College in
San Antonio, and upon graduation moved to Hamilton in 1924, and since that
time have built up a nice practice in their profession.
Both Dr. and Mrs. Livingston are public-spirited and
take much interest in civic work. Mrs. Livingston was one of the
organizers of the Garden Club and its first president. Dr. Livingston is
know more widely for his active work as chairman of the Civil Works
Administration in Hamilton County, a position he held for 13 months,
resigning in March of this year. During the time he was the head of this
organization he did much to secure aid for the needy and creating work in
this section of the State. In fact, Hamilton stood close to the top over
the entire State. He lashed red tape, bowed his neck, and accomplished big
things. At one time he had 747 men and women working for CWA in this
At State Relief Headquarters in Austin, Dr. Livingston
was recognized as one of the most efficient county chairmen in the State,
and practically every project presented by him to this body was accepted.
When Lawrence Westbrook resigned as State Administrator, friends of Dr.
Livingston urged him for the position, but he made no effort to secure it.
After resigning as County Chairman of the CWA, Dr.
Livingston announced as a candidate for the Representative from the 94th
District, which includes Hamilton and Coryell County. He states that in
making this race he is not going to make a million promises which can not
be fulfilled, but if elected he will represent the entire district equally
without showing favoritism or partiality to any one interest. However, Dr.
Livingston has committed himself as being opposed to the child labor law.
Should the occasion arise, he states, he would vote against such a law, as
this is a farming district.
In this Historical and Trade Expansion Edition we urge
the voters of 94th District to give the candidacy of Dr. Livingston
consideration when casting your ballot.
The Hamilton County News, Vol. IV, Number
Historical and Trading Expansion Issue
W. F. Billingslea, Editor-Publisher
Subscription Price ONE YEAR ..$1.00
June 29, 1934