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Gunning Bedford

Biography of Gunning Bedford Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Bedford
  • First Name: Gunning
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: , , 1747
  • Place of Birth (POB): Philadelphia , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: March , 30 , 1812
  • Place of Death (POD): Wilmington , Delaware (US-DE, DE, 10, DL, Del., De.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Gunning Bedford Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Delaware
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: George Washington
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/24/1789
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 1 Stat. 73
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/26/1789
  • Commission Date: 09/26/1789
  • Date of Termination: 03/30/1812
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Gunning Bedford Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
  • Law Degree Year: 1771

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1779

Gunning Bedford Jr. Career Path


  • Private practice, Delaware 1779-1783
  • Delegate, Continental Congress, 1783-1785
  • Attorney general, State of Delaware, 1784-1789
  • Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
  • Member, Delaware Legislative Council, 1788


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This entry was last updated: October 26, 2015

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