Gunning Bedford’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

April 7, 1742

Death Date

September 30, 1797

Age of Death

55 years

Cause of Death




The politician Gunning Bedford died at the age of 55. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

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

No known portrait of him exists.

He married Mary Read in 1769.

He was a Governor of Delaware like James Ponder.