William Livingston was the Governor of New Jersey from 1776-1790. He was also a signer of the United States Constitution.
He built a large country home, known as Liberty Hall, which still stands today. There was a reward offered during the American Revolution for Livingston's capture and Liberty Hall saw many visiting British troops and naval forces. George and Martha Washington visited Liberty Hall at several times during Livingston's stay. Alexander Hamilton once called Liberty Hall his home as did US Supreme Court Justice Henry Brockholst Livingston.
Liberty Hall was built as a 14 room Georgian style home but now has 50 rooms.
His daughter Susannah became the stepmother-in-law of President William Henry Harrison.
Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights was named for William Livingston, as was the town of Livingston in Essex County, NJ, and Livingston campus if Rutgers University.
The Liberty Hall Museum is located on the Liberty Hall Campus of Kean University in Union, New Jersey. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. Liberty Hall houses collections of furniture, clothing, manuscripts, books, portraits, pictures, and other historical artifacts, including a signed letter from George Washington and an invitation to the inauguration of President Lincoln's.