LIVINGSTON, Robert R. [1718-1775] -- American jurist
He was born in New York city in August, 1718;
son of Robert and Margaret (Howerden) Livingston,
and grandson of Robert and Alida (Schuyler) Van Rensselaer Livingston.
He received a superior education and practised law in New York city.
He was judge of the admiralty court, 1760-63;
justice of the colonial supreme court, 1763;
member of the provincial assembly, 1759-68;
a delegate to the stamp act congress of 1765
(as chairman of the NY committee of correspondence,
he had drafted the letter to the King opposing the Act);
commissioner to decide upon the boundary line between New York and Massachusetts, 1767,
and again in 1773,
and in 1775 a member of the Committee of One Hundred,
which was temporarily responsible for governing New York City.
He married Margaret, daughter of Col. Henry and Janet (Livingston) Beekman.
He died at his country home in Clermont, N.Y., Dec. 9, 1775.
| Member of the NY Assembly, representing Dutchess County |
| Appointed judge of the admiralty court |
| Named puisne (associate) judge of the supreme court of the colony |
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