- NAME: Robert R. Livingston
- OCCUPATION: Lawyer, Diplomat
- BIRTH DATE: November 27, 1746
- DEATH DATE: February 26, 1813
- Did You Know?: In addition to being a Founding Father, Robert R. Livingston supported Robert Fulton in his development of the steamboat.
- EDUCATION: King's College (now Columbia University)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Clermont, New York
- Nickname: The Chancellor
- Full Name: Robert Robert Livingston Jr.
- AKA: Robert Livingston
- AKA: Robert R. Livingston
- AKA: Robert Robert Livingston
- AKA: R.R. Livingston
Best Known For
Robert R. Livingston was a politician, lawyer and diplomat from New York best known as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
Fulton reciprocated by naming his first successful commercial steamboat the Clermont, after Livingston's familial estate.
As he had obtained a monopoly on steam navigation in New York, Livingston benefited greatly from his work with Fulton. A founder of the Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, Arts and Manufactures, Livingston also spent time in his later years on experiments in agriculture and raising sheep. On February 26, 1813, he died at the age of 66 in Clermont, New York.
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Robert R. Livingston profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
They are American icons—they're on our dollars and coins, they are the subject of our monuments, and we live our daily lives in the world their ideas helped create. America's Founding Fathers include George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and, of course, Benjamin Franklin. These men, together with several other key players of their time, structured the American democracy and left a legacy that has shaped the world. But beyond their legends, these men were human beings who led complex and fascinating lives. Learning their stories helps us better understand what made them tick, as well as their influence on our world today.
Founding Fathers 31 people in this group
Famous Sagittarians 607 people in this group
Famous Lawyers 150 people in this group