In 1787, Livingston was elected as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, but the Governor’s responsibility forced him to be unable to attend all meetings. He did not attend until June 5 and missed the debate for weeks of July. But he has joined many important committees, especially the position of Chairman of the Committee on Compromise on Slavery. During the debate at the Conference, he supported the New Jersey Alternative. Happy father’s day from your swimming champion mug. Later, he pushed the state of New Jersey to quickly ratify the Constitution (1787). A year later, Yale University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Law degree. Livingston died in 1790, at Liberty Hall, aged 67. At first, he was buried at the Presbyterian Church Cemetery in the area. But a year later, his body was moved to the tomb, owned by his son, at Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan and by 1844, was moved to Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.