DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Robert R. Livingston (aged 66)
Declaration of Independence
Robert Robert Livingston (November 27, 1746 – February 26, 1813) was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as “The Chancellor”, after the high New York state legal office he held for 25 years. He was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, along with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Roger Sherman. Livingston administered the Oath of Office to George Washington when he assumed the presidency in 1789.
DEATH: Livingston died on February 26, 1813, and was buried in the Clermont Livingston vault at St. Paul’s Church in Tivoli, New York.