Livingston, William, 1723-1790

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William Livingston was born in Albany, New York, on November 30, 1723. After graduation from Yale College in 1741, he practiced law in New York. In 1772 he moved to Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), New Jersey. He served as a member of the Continental Congress from 1774-1776 and also served as a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. From 1776 until his death in 1790 Livingston served as governor of New Jersey. In 1787 he was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention and was a signer of the Constitution.

From the description of William Livingston papers, 1695-1822 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122452486

Livingston served as Governor of New Jersey (1776-1790) and was a signer of the U.S. Constitution.

From the description of [Document] 1786 May 10 / Wil: Livingston, Stephen Crane, Jr. Witness: John Stewart. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 259483046

Livingston, a bridagier general and Continental Congressman during the War, served as governor of New Jersey 1776-1790 and signed the Constitution.

From the description of DS, 1785 November 20 : [New Jersey]. An Act for defraying sundry Incidental Charges. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13755598

Governor of New Jersey, Signer of the Constitution.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Trenton, to Noah Webster, 1783 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591517

First governor of the state of New Jersey, 1776-1790.

From the description of ALS : Trenton, N.J., to Joseph Reed, 1781 Sept. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591596

From the description of DS : Elizabeth, N.J., 1787 Aug. 31. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580885

Delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey, governor of New Jersey, army officer, lawyer, editor, and publisher.

From the description of Papers of William Livingston, 1776-1781. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83457418

First governor of New Jersey (1776-1790).

From the description of Papers [manuscript], 1778-1783. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647865292

William Livingston (1723-1790), a lawyer, was the first governor of New Jersey. After practicing law in New York, he was a member of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776 and also a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. He served as governor of New Jersey from 1776 to 1790 and in 1787 was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention.

From the guide to the William Livingston papers, 1749-1782, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Member of the Continental Congress (1774-1776).

From the description of Letter, 1776 June 29, to Samuel Tucker. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510478

William Livingston (1723-1790), a lawyer, was the first governor of New Jersey.

After practicing law in New York, he was a member of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776 and also a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. He served as governor of New Jersey from 1776 to 1790 and in 1787 was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention.

From the description of William Livingston papers, 1749-1782. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466485

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creatorOf Livingston, William, 1723-1790. William Livingston papers, 1695-1822 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
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Death 1790-07-25

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