Peter Robert Livingston
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
January 1, 1823 – December 31, 1823
|Member of the New York State Senate|
January 1, 1826 – December 31, 1829
|Preceded by||Stephen Thorn|
|Succeeded by||Nathaniel P. Tallmadge|
July 1, 1815 – December 31, 1822
|Preceded by||Nathan Sanford|
|Lieutenant Governor of New York|
February 11, 1828 – October 17, 1828
|Preceded by||Nathaniel Pitcher|
|Succeeded by||Charles Dayan|
|Speaker of the New York State Assembly|
January 1, 1823 – December 31, 1823
|Preceded by||Samuel B. Romaine|
|Succeeded by||Richard Goodell|
|Born||April 10, 1769|
Rhinebeck, Province of New York
|Died||January 19, 1847 (aged 80)|
Rhinebeck, New York
|Political party||Democratic-Republican Bucktails|
|Relations||Maturin Livingston (brother)|
William Smith (grandfather)
Robert Livingston (brother-in-law)
Edward Livingston (brother-in-law)
|Parents||Robert James Livingston|
Peter Robert Livingston was born on October 3, 1766 in New York City. He was the son of Robert James Livingston (1725–1771) and Susanna (née Smith) Livingston (1729–1791), daughter of Chief Justice William Smith (1728–1793). His brothers were Col. William Smith Livingston (1755–1795) and Judge Maturin Livingston (1769–1847). They were among the many great-grandchildren of Robert Livingston the Younger (1663–1725), through their grandfather, James Livingston (1701–1763), Younger's eldest son.
Livingston practiced law. His nephew, Francis Armstrong Livingston (1795–1830), lived with him in Rhinebeck, where Francis had a law office, and until Francis' wedding to Emma Charlotte Kissam in 1817.
In 1828, when Lieutenant Governor Nathaniel Pitcher succeeded to the governorship after the death of Gov. DeWitt Clinton, Livingston was elected President pro tempore of the State Senate and became Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York.
He married his cousin, Joanna Livingston (1759–1827), the ninth child of Judge Robert Livingston (1718–1775) and Margaret (née Beekman) Livingston (1724–1800). She was the sister of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston (1746–1813), a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and Edward Livingston (1764-1836), a U.S. Senator and the 11th U.S. Secretary of State. They had no children.
He was originally buried at the Dutch Reformed Church in Rhinebeck, but later reinterred at an unknown location.
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-  Political Graveyard
Samuel B. Romaine
| Speaker of the
New York State Assembly
|New York State Senate|
| New York State Senate
Second District (Class 3)
Nathaniel P. Tallmadge
| Lieutenant Governor of New York