Livingston, William (1723–1790)

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LIVINGSTON, WILLIAM (1723–1790)

Governor William Livingston, poet, lawyer, and Revolutionary general, signed the Constitution as a New Jersey delegate to the constitutional convention of 1787. Unable to attend regularly, Livingston was not active in the debates; but he was influential in securing New Jersey's early and unanimous ratification. He was the father of Justice brockholst livingston and the guardian of young alexander hamilton.

Dennis J. Mahoney
(1986)

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