William Livingston First Governor of New Jersey 1776-1790

Title

William Livingston First Governor of New Jersey 1776-1790

Description

William Livingston 1723 - 1790, served as the Governor of New Jersey 1776 - 1790, during the American Revolutionary War and was a signer of the United States Constitution. In 1747, Livingston wrote and published a long pastoral poem entitled, "Philosophic Solitude, or the Choice of a Rural Life". One of the first successful original poems written by an American colonist, it was anthologized numerous times into the 19th century. In 1754, Livingston also played a key role in founding the New York Society Library, which is still in existence over a quarter of a millennium later.

Creator

National Archives

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National Archives

Publisher

National Archives

Contributor

National Archives

Format

Photomechanical & Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Elected Office

Coverage

Historic

Files

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Reference

National Archives, William Livingston First Governor of New Jersey 1776-1790, National Archives, No date given

Cite As

National Archives, “William Livingston First Governor of New Jersey 1776-1790,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed July 2, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/90.