Gunning Bedford

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Birthday
7, 1742
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Sep 30, 1797 (55)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1742
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Sep 30, 1797 (55)

About

Federalist politician and Governor of Delaware from 1796 to 1797, who also spent time in the state's General Assembly. He served as an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Before Fame

He started out as a merchant at New Castle and also studied Law, before being accepted into the Delaware Bar in 1779.

Trivia

No known portrait of him exists.

Family Life

He married Mary Read in 1769.

Associated With

He was a Governor of Delaware like James Ponder.