Charles L. Livingston

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Charles L. Livingston
Member of the New York State Senate
(1st District)
In office
Preceded by Alpheus Sherman
Succeeded by Gulian C. Verplanck
Speaker of the
New York State Assembly
In office
Preceded by George R. Davis
Succeeded by William Baker
Member of the New York State Assembly for New York County
In office
Personal details
Born Charles Ludlow Livingston
Died 1873
Political party Jacksonian
Spouse(s) Margaret Allen
Children Catherine Livingston Langdon
Parents Cornelia Van Horne
Philip Peter Livingston
Relatives Philip Livingston (grandfather)

Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800–1873) was an American politician from New York.[1]


Livingston was the son of Cornelia Van Horne Livingston (b. 1759) and Philip Peter Livingston (1740–1810), a New York State Senator from 1789 to 1793 and from 1795 to 1798.[2] His surviving brother was Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1792–1868),[3][1][4] the father of 9 children.[5]

He was a grandson of Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1710–1792), a New York State Treasurer, and a great-great-grandson of Robert Livingston (1654–1728), the 2nd Lord of Livingston Manor.[1]


Livingston was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co.) in 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 and 1833; and was Speaker in 1832 and 1833. He was a Jacksonian.[6]

He was a member of the New York State Senate (1st D.) from 1834 to 1837, sitting in the 57th, 58th, 59th and 60th New York State Legislatures.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

He married Margaret Allen (1804–1873),[5] and their only child was:[1][4]

  • Catherine Livingston (c. 1825–1883), who married to Walter Langdon (1822–1894), the son of Walter Langdon (1788–1847) and Dorothea Astor (1795–1874), in 1847.[4] After her death, she was buried at St. James's Church in Hyde Park, New York after her death.


  1. ^ a b c d Livingston, Edwin Brockholst (1910). The Livingstons of Livingston Manor: Being the History of that Branch of the Scottish House of Callendar which Settled in the English Province of New York During the Reign of Charles the Second; and Also Including an Account of Robert Livingston of Albany, "The Nephew," a Settler in the Same Province and His Principal Descendants. New York: The Knickerbocker Press. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ New York State (1814). Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Thirty-Seventh Session of the Legislature. Albany: H. C. Southwick. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1792-1868)". New-York Historical Society. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c Selleck, A.M., Rev. Charles Melbourne (1896). Norwalk. Norwalk, Connecticut: Charles M. Selleck. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  5. ^ a b The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XI. New York City: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 1880. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  6. ^ The New York Civil List: containing the names and origin of the civil divisions, and the names and dates of election or appointment of the principal state and county officers from the Revolution to the present time. Weed, Parsons and Co. 1858. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Livingston, Charles Ludlow". NYPL Digital Collections. New York Public Library. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Princeton University Library Collection of General John Ross Delafield Family Materials (C1508) -- Livingston, Charles Ludlow, 1800–1873, Letter from H. Burkett Concerning a Damaged Horse". Princeton University Library. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
George R. Davis
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
William Baker
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Alpheus Sherman
New York State Senate
First District (Class 3)

Succeeded by
Gulian C. Verplanck