Gunning Bedford, Jr.

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Gunning Bedford, Jr.

Death: Died in Delaware, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gunning Bedford and Susannah Bedford
Father of Henrietta J. Bedford
Brother of Ann Bedford and Peter Bedford

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About Gunning Bedford, Jr.

Gunning Bedford, Jr. (1747 – March 30, 1812) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He served in the Delaware General Assembly, as a Continental Congressman from Delaware and as a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787. He is often confused with his cousin, Gunning Bedford, Sr. an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and Governor of Delaware.

Parents: Gunning Bedford 1720-1802 and Susannah Jacquett c.1724-1766

Freemason: first Grand Master of Masons in Delaware.,_Jr.

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Gunning Bedford, Jr.'s Timeline

September 17, 1787
- September 17, 1787
Age 40
Independence Hall, Philadelphia,

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March 30, 1812
Age 65
Delaware, United States