Peter Robert Livingston

Peter Robert Livingston (1769-1847) was born in Rhinebeck, New York, and studied law before entering politics. Livingston served in the New York State Senate, the State Assembly, and was elected Speaker of the Assembly in 1823. Livingston served as Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1828 and then became a member of the newly formed Whig Party, serving as a delegate to the Whig National Convention of 1839.