Charles H. Livengood
Lecturer, 1946-1948, Associate Professor of Law, 1948-1951, Professor of Law, 1951-1981, Professor of Law Emeritus, 1981-1984

Charles Livengood served in many roles during his long career.  Between 1940 and 1942 he held two positions with the U.S. Department of Labor, served in the navy during World War II, and was a member of the Duke Law faculty for thirty-five years.  During his teaching tenure he built on his experience with the Department of Labor to become a widely-recognized expert on labor law.

Livengood completed his bachelor’s degree at Duke in 1931, and his LL.B. at Harvard in 1934.  He was in general practice for a few years before joining the Department of Labor.  While in the navy between 1942 and 1945 he earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was decorated for meritorious conduct.

After the war Livengood returned to general practice, but soon joined Duke Law as a Lecturer on Labor Law and Criminal Law.  In 1951 he gained a full professorship and also became the Associate Editor of The Journal of Legal Education.  Livengood acted as a University Marshall from 1953 to 1961.  He was a member of the North Carolina General Statutes Commission from 1966 to 1984, and was Chairman of the Commission from 1970 to 1984.  Livengood was also a long-term member of the North Carolina Voluntary Arbitration Panel.  He gained Emeritus status in 1981 and died in 1984.  The following year he was honored with a resolution by the state General Assembly.


Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]

A Joint Resolution Honoring the Life and Memory of Charles H. Livengood, Jr. [], Resolution 33, 1985 Session, General Assembly of North Carolina

Charles H. Livengood, Jr.
Historic Faculty