History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

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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