1746-1813; Am. statesman; helped draft the Declaration of Independence.
Livingston Sentence Examples
"Officer Livingston, I presume," Dean replied.
WILLIAM LIVINGSTON (1723-1790), American political leader, was born at Albany, New York, probably on the 30th of November 1723.
This Robert Livingston, founder of the American family, became in 1675 secretary of the important Board of Indian Commissioners; he was a member of the New York Assembly in1711-1715and 1716-1727 and its speaker in 1718-1725, and in 1701 made the proposal that all the English colonies in America should be grouped for administrative purposes "into three distinct governments."
William Livingston graduated at Yale College in 1741, studied law in the city of New York, and was admitted to the bar in 1748.
The Livingston family then led the Dissenters, who later became Whigs, and the De Lancey family represented the Anglican Tory interests.