Eighteenth-century politician. He signed the United States Constitution and served as Governor of New Jersey during the Revolutionary War era.
After graduating from Yale College in 1741, he moved to New York City to begin his study of law.
He established a New York newspaper called the Independent Reflector.
He was born in Albany, New York to politician Philip Livingston. His marriage to Susannah French produced thirteen children.
He and Supreme Court Justice William Paterson were both signers of the U.S. Constitution.