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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, Philip(1716–78) Revolutionary patriot; born in Albany, N.Y. He had cultural, intellectual, and political interests and was one of the founders of King's College (later Columbia) and N.Y. Society Library. He served in the Continental Congress (1774–78) and signed the Declaration of Independence.
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