Bedford, Gunning, Jr. (1747–1812)
BEDFORD, GUNNING, JR. (1747–1812)
Gunning Bedford, Jr., represented Delaware at the constitutional convention of 1787 and signed the Constitution. A spokesman for small-state positions, he vigorously advocated equal representation of the states in Congress; he also argued for easy removal of the president and against the veto power. He was a delegate to Delaware's ratifying convention.
Dennis J. Mahoney