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   Robert Livingston 1st lord of Livingston Manor  

… story of Robert Livingston (1654-1728) and the dynasty he created, differs from the Van Rensselaer saga in one fundamental aspect, Livingston acquired his fortune by his own means, that is by his industrious activity, a strategic marriage and a strong political and civic involvement. Robert Livingston could thus well be qualified as a self-made man in true American style…

 

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