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Gunning Bedford

jurist , Continental congressman

Gunning Bedford, American Continental congressman, jurist. member Delaware Legislature, Delaware Council; member Delaware Senate, 1788.

Background

Bedford, Gunning was born in 1747 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Gunning and Susannah (Jacquett) Bedford.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Priceton), 1771.

Career

Admitted to Delaware bar, 1772. Aide-de-camp to George Washington during Revolutionary War. Member Delaware Legislature, Delaware Council.

Delegate to Continental Congress, 1783-1786. Attorney general Delaware, 1784. Delegate Annapolis Convention, 1786, United States Constitutional Convention, 1787 (proposed equal representation of the states, short presidential terms, powerful legislative branch), Delaware Constitutional Convention.

Member Delaware Senate, 1788. Appointed by Washington 1st judge The United States of America District Court for Delaware 1789. Presidential elector, 1789, 93.

President trustees Wilmington (Delaware) Academy.

Membership

Member Delaware Legislature, Delaware Council. Member Delaware Senate, 1788.

Connections

Married Jane Parker.

father:
Gunning Bedford

mother:
Susannah (Jacquett) Bedford

spouse:
Jane Parker.