Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1710–92)

Peter Van Brugh Livingston, 1710–92, b. Albany, N.Y., was the eldest of the three sons of Robert R. Livingston's (1654–1728) son Philip. He was on the Whig side in the bitter political contests preceding the American Revolution and was a strong opponent of the Stamp Act and other British taxation measures. He was president (1775) of the first provincial congress. He became (1748) an original trustee of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton).

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