Philip Livingston DOI


Philip Livingston was born in Albany Ne York on 15January 1716 and died on 12 June 1778. He was a Presbyterian and married Christina Ten Broeck in 1740 and had nine children. He was merchant and a statesman. Philip graduated from Yale College in 1737 and settled in New York where he elected an Alderman in 1754. He was a delegate to the Albany Congress in that same year. In 1759 he was elected to the Province on New York assembly and held that office until 1769, and was speaker in 1758. In 1775 he serve a president of the newly created New York Provincial Congress and was also selected as a delegate to the Continental Congress serving from 1775 to 1778. He was elected in 1777 to the state senate. He was a strong promoter of King’s College, which later became Columbia University.

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