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Walter C. Livingston

July 28, 1799 or January 26, 1799
January 28, 1872
Home Town:
Claverack, NY
Later Residences:
Allentown, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Mary Greenleaf Livingston (July 12, 1824)
Biographical Notes:
Walter C. Livingston was the son of Henry Walter and Mary Masters (Allen) Livingston, whose family founded Allentown, PA. He was the youngest of seven children born on the "Manor" or "The Hill" in Livingston, New York -- a station referred to as the closest thing to "aristocracy in the US."

His sister Cornelia married fellow Law School student Carroll Livingston.

Once Walter Livingston left Litchfield, CT, he spent the next three years traveling in Europe and returned to the United States in 1823.
On July 12, 1824, he married his cousin, Mary Livingston Greenleaf, who was was the daughter of James Greenleaf of Allentown, PA. They had five children together.

While in Allentown, Livingston became one of five managers and eventually the president of the Northampton ...
Additional Notes:
Before marrying Mary Greenleaf, Walter was engaged to Litchfield Female Academy student Amelia Peck but the engagement was broken because -- much like his brother Henry's failed relationship with Mary Ann Wolcott -- Peck didn't meet the the Livingston family's marital standards of wealth and social status.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1819.

Profession / Service
Business; Political Office
State Posts:
State Representative (NY) 1823
State Representative (PA) 1829
State Senator (PA) 1831-1834

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.

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