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Gunning Bedford

Gunning Bedford, American governor of Delaware. Served as major Continental Army, 1775, then quartermaster general; member Delaware Privy Council, 1783-1790; member Delaware Legislature from New Castle County, 1784-1786; member Delaware Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1787; member Delaware Senate 1788.

Background

  • Bedford, Gunning was born on April 7, 1742 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Bedford.

  • Career

    • Delaware Privy Council, 1783-1790. Delaware Legislature from New Castle County, 1784-1786. Delaware Convention which ratified United States Constn.

      Delaware Senate 1788. Delaware Pub.

    Membership

    Served as major Continental Army, 1775, then quartermaster general. Member Delaware Privy Council, 1783-1790. Member Delaware Legislature from New Castle County, 1784-1786.

    Member Delaware Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1787. Member Delaware Senate 1788.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Read, 1796.
    • father: William Bedford. Bedford
    • spouse: Mary Read
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    Born April 7, 1742
    Died September 30, 1797
    (aged 55)
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