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Order: 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Term Start: October 20, 1781
Term End: June 4, 1783
Successor: John Jay
Order 2: 1st New York Court of Chancery//office2
Term Start 2: 1777
Term End 2: 1801
Successor 2: John Lansing, Jr.
Minister From 3: United States
Country 3: France
Term Start 3: 1801
Term End 3: 1804
Predecessor 3: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Successor 3: John Armstrong, Jr.
Birth Date: 1746/11/27
Birth Place: New York City, Province of New York , British America
Death Date: 1813/2/26/1746/11/27
Death Place: Clermont, New York, New York, United States
Party: Democratic-Republican
Profession: Politician
Spouse: Mary Stevens Livingston
Nationality: American
Robert R(obert) Livingston (November 27, 1746 a?? February 26, 1813) was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as "The Chancellor", after the office he held for 25 years.
Robert R. Livingston was the eldest son of Judge Robert Livingston (1718-1775) and Margaret Beekman Livingston. He had nine brothers and sisters, all of whom wed and made their homes on the Hudson River near the family seat at Clermont Manor. Livingston graduated from King's College, the predecessor to today's Columbia University, in 1765.
He married Mary Stevens Livingston, daughter of Continental Congressman John Stevens, on September 9, 1770, and built a home for himself and his wife south of Clermont, called Belvedere, which was burned to the ground, along with Clermont, in 1777 by the British Army. In 1794, he built a new home called New Clermont, which was subsequently renamed Arryl House a?? a phonetic spelling of his initials, "RRL" a?? which was deemed "the most commodious home in America" and contained a library of four thousand volumes.
Livingston was appointed Recorder of New York City in October 1773, but soon identified himself with the anti-colonial Whig Party and was replaced a few months later with John Watts, Jr. He was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, although he was recalled by his state before he could sign the final version of the document.
From 1777 to 1801, he was the first Chancellor of New York, then the highest judicial officer in the State. He became universally known as "The Chancellor", retaining the title as a nickname even after he left the office. Livingston was also U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 1781 to 1783, under the Articles of Confederation. In 1789, as Chancellor of New York, he administered the presidential oath of office to George Washington at Federal Hall in New York City, then the capital of the United States.

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Dover Corporation: Dover Revises Guidance, Provides Update On Business Trends, And Updates The Status Of Its Wayne Fueling Systems Acquisition

Dover's President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Livingston , said, "While our upstream drilling and production businesses showed solid improvement in the third quarter, and our Printing & Identification businesses continued to perform well ...
Posted: October 10, 2016, 3:36 am

A Rare Letter from Einstein Is For Sale in Boston

But the letter offers a rare look at the man’s personal life and his state of mind at an important inflection point in his career, says Robert Livingston, RR Auction’s executive vice president. “Einstein does not usually talk about his life’s work ...
Posted: October 11, 2016, 7:21 am

Carnegie Hill School Wants to Be a Townhouse Again at $19.5M

The exterior at 12 East 96th Street. The townhouse was built in 1916 as home to Robert L. Livingston, a New Yorker financier who is a descendant of the Livingston’s, a prominent aristocratic family in 17th century New York state in the vein of the ...
Posted: October 14, 2016, 11:24 am
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