Robert R. Livingston


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Livingston, Robert R.,

1654–1728: see under LivingstonLivingston,
family of American statesmen, diplomats, and jurists. Robert R. Livingston (1654–1728)

Robert R. Livingston, 1654–1728, b. Roxburghshire, Scotland, was raised in Holland and immigrated to America in 1673 after his father died.
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Livingston, Robert R.

1718–75: see under LivingstonLivingston,
family of American statesmen, diplomats, and jurists. Robert R. Livingston (1654–1728)

Robert R. Livingston, 1654–1728, b. Roxburghshire, Scotland, was raised in Holland and immigrated to America in 1673 after his father died.
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Livingston, Robert R.

1746–1813: see under LivingstonLivingston,
family of American statesmen, diplomats, and jurists. Robert R. Livingston (1654–1728)

Robert R. Livingston, 1654–1728, b. Roxburghshire, Scotland, was raised in Holland and immigrated to America in 1673 after his father died.
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Livingston, Robert R.

(1746–1813) lawyer, diplomat; born in New York City. He practiced law before entering the Continental Congress (1775–76, 1779–81, 1784–85). He was the secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (1781–83), and as ambassador to France (1801–04), he scored a diplomatic coup by seizing the opportunity to make the Louisiana Purchase agreement with France. As chancellor of New York (1777–1801), he played a major role in state affairs, helping to write its constitution and getting its support for the new federal constitution. He also subsidized Robert Fulton's experiments that led to the successful voyage of the steamboat Clermont.