Maturin Livingston

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Maturin Livingston (April 10, 1769 New York City – November 7, 1847 NYC) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was the son of Robert James Livingston (1725–1771) and Susanna (Smith) Livingston (1729–1791, daughter of Chief Justice William Smith). He graduated from the College of New Jersey.

Maturin Livingston married Margaret Lewis (1780–1860), the only daughter and sole heiress of Gov. Morgan Lewis (1754–1844) and Gertrude (Livingston) Lewis (1757–1833, sister of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston). The couple had twelve children, and in 1844 inherited Gov. Lewis's stately home Staatsburgh House in Staatsburg, Dutchess County, New York.

Maturin Livingston was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1801, and was Recorder of New York City from 1804 to 1806, and from 1807 to 1808. He was First Judge of the Dutchess County Court from 1823 to 1828.

He died at the residence of his son-in-law Maj. Joseph Delafield (1790–1875, brother of Richard Delafield) in New York City.

Speaker Peter R. Livingston was his brother.


Legal offices
Preceded by
John B. Prevost
Recorder of New York City
Succeeded by
Pierre C. Van Wyck
Preceded by
Pierre C. Van Wyck
Recorder of New York City
Succeeded by
Pierre C. Van Wyck