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Gunning Bedford

Governor of Delaware

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