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Judge Gunning Bedford, Jr.

The Honorable Gunning Bedford, Jr.

Judge Tabs


Portrait Information

Born 1747 in Philadelphia, PA
Died March 30, 1812, in Wilmington, DE

Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, District of Delaware
Nominated by George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat created by 1 Stat. 73; Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1789, and received commission on September 26, 1789. Service terminated on March 30, 1812, due to death.


Princeton University, 1771
Read law, 1779

Professional Career:

Private practice, Delaware 1779-1783
Delegate to Continental Congress, 1783-1785
State attorney general, Delaware, 1784-1789
Delaware state senator, 1788