History of the Federal Judiciary


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Bedford, Gunning Jr.
Born 1747 in Philadelphia, PA
Died March 30, 1812, in Wilmington, DE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
Nominated by George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat authorized 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.

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), 1771
Read law, 1779

Professional Career:
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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