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Livingston, Henry Beekman 1750-1831 Military officer; born in Clermont, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1750; was a brother of Chancellor and Edward Livingston. In 1775 he raised a company, with which he accompanied his brother-in-law, General Montgomery, to Canada, where he performed excellent service, and was voted a sword by Congress for his skill and bravery at Chambly. He was with Montgomery at the siege of Quebec. In 1776 he was aide to General Schuyler, and late in that year he was promoted to colonel. He was with Sullivan in Rhode Island, and was in the battle of Quaker Hill. He resigned in 1779. After the war he became attorney-general, judge, and chief-justice of the State of New York. Colonel Livingston was a general in the War of 1812, and was president of the New York Society of the Cincinnati. He died in Rhinebeck, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1831.