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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, William

(1723–90) legislator, governor; born in Albany, N.Y. After graduating from Yale in 1741, he chose law instead of the family business, joining the liberal New York firm of James Alexander, noted for championing freedom of the press. In a series of newspaper and magazine articles (1751–52), Livingston attacked a plan to charter King's College (New York City) under the Episcopalians, becoming a leader of the Whigs supporting the separation of church and state. His party won control of the Assembly in 1758, but lost power in 1769 when the "Sons of Liberty" demanded more radical opposition to the Stamp Act. Retreating to his country estate in New Jersey, he soon reemerged as a leader, joining a Committee of Correspondence before representing New Jersey at the First and Second Continental Congresses. In 1776, he briefly commanded the New Jersey militia. As New Jersey's first governor (Fed., 1776–90), he opposed paper currency and treated Loyalists moderately. As a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he supported the compromises that would ease its acceptance.
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The Founders at Home tells the story of the American Revolution and the early years of the Republic by way of biographical chapters on several well known 'Founding Fathers'--George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison--as well as a few lesser-known names (John Jay, William Livingston, the Lees of Virginia), arranged roughly chronologically according to presidential succession and contemporary events.
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Mary Lou Lustig, Department of History, West Virginia University, is the author of Robert Hunter (1666-1734): New York's Augustan Statesman (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1983) and "Privilege and Prerogative," New York's Provincial Elite, 1710-1776 (1994), and the co-editor of The Papers of William Livingston, Vols.
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