Biography Gunning Bedford Junior was born in 1747 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gunning Bedford often added Jr. to his name to avoid confusion with his cousin, Gunning Bedford Sr., who was the 12th governor of Delaware. Bedford graduated from The College of New Jersey in 1771 and decided to set up a law firm in Delaware. After the revolutionary war Bedford rose to become a powerful political figure in Delaware. He participated in the Continental Congress between 1783 and 1785 and was invited to
studied law in Philadelphia and at the Middle Temple in London. He was admitted to the bar in 1757 and commenced practice in Philadelphia. In 1787, Delaware sent him as one of its delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, along with Gunning Bedford, Jr., Richard Bassett, George Read, and Jacob Broom. . Dickinson was elected president of this convention, and although he resigned the chair after most of the work was complete, he remained highly influential in the content of the final document
this time. Everybody seemed to agree on the rules of the convention though, but they wasted the day away. The next chapter lists the more well known of the delegates both "good" and "bad". From Jefferson to Sherman or Pierce Butler to Gunning Bedford Jr., Each delegate gets a big, lengthy description of their education, political position, profession, the state their representing, and sometimes physical features. For each delegate, the chapter tells of their opinions on the form of government
whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names, GO WASHINGTON--Presidt. and deputy from Virginia [Signed also by the deputies of twelve States.] Delaware Geo: Read Gunning Bedford jun John Dickinson Richard Bassett Jaco: Broom Maryland James MCHenry Dan of ST ThoS. Jenifer DanL Carroll. Virginia John Blair-- James Madison Jr. North Carolina WM Blount RichD. Dobbs Spaight. Hu Williamson South Carolina J. Rutledge Charles 1ACotesworth Pinckney Charles Pinckney Pierce Butler.
North Carolina: William hooper Joseph hewes John Penn South Carolina: edward Rutledge Thomas heyward, Jr. Thomas Lynch, Jr. Arthur Middleton Massachusetts: Samuel Adams John Adams Robert Treat Paine elbridge Gerry John hancock Maryland: Samuel Chase William Paca Thomas Stone Charles Carroll of Carrollton Virginia: George Wythe Richard henry Lee Thomas Jefferson Benjamin harrison Thomas Nelson, Jr. Francis Lightfoot Lee Carter Braxton Pennsylvania: Robert Morris Benjamin Rush Benjamin Franklin John
WILSON, GEO. ROSS. Delaware CAESAR RODNEY, GEO. READ, THO. M'KEAN. Maryland SAMUEL CHASE, WM. PACA, THOS. STONE, CHARLES CARROLL of Carrollton. Virginia GEORGE WYTHE, RICHARD HENRY LEE, TH. JEFFERSON, BENJA. HARRISON, THS. NELSON, JR., FRANCIS LIGHTFOOT LEE, CARTER BRAXTON. North Carolina WM. HOOPER, JOSEPH HEWES, JOHN PENN. South Carolina EDWARD RUTLEDGE, THOS. HAYWARD, JUNR., THOMAS LYNCH, JUNR., ARTHUR MIDDLETON. Georgia BUTTON GWINNETT, LYMAN HALL, GEO.
hereunto subscribed our Names, Attest William Jackson Secretary Go: Washington -Presidt. and deputy from Virginia Delaware Geo: Read Gunning Bedford jun John Dickinson Richard Bassett Jaco: Broom Maryland James McHenry Dan of St Thos. Jenifer Danl Carroll. Virginia John Blair-- James Madison Jr. North Carolina Wm Blount Richd. Dobbs Spaight. Hu Williamson South Carolina J. Rutledge Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Charles
Examples of the interweaving are: · Franklin Hughes Delano--heir to a massive whale oil fortune. He married Lavia Astor, daughter of the original William Buckhouse Astor. · James Roosevelt Roosevelt-married Helen Astor, daughter of William Backhouse, Jr. · James Roosevelt--a Freemason, he married the sister of Vincent Astor’s wife. SUMMARY In our revisit to the Astors, we have examined in more detail the early life of John Jacob Astor and his connections to Satanism. We have touched on his son and