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George Michael BEDINGER

(1756-1843)

BEDINGER, George Michael, (uncle of Henry Bedinger), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Hanover, York County, Pa., December 10, 1756; attended an English school; moved to Virginia about 1762 and to Kentucky in 1779 and settled at Boonesborough; adjutant in the expedition against Chillicothe in May 1779; major in the Battle of Blue Licks, August 19, 1782; major in Drake’s Regiment in 1791; major commanding the Winchester Battalion of Sharpshooters in the St. Clair expedition in 1791; major commanding the Third Sublegion of the United States Infantry from April 11, 1792, to February 28, 1793; member of the State house of representatives of the first legislature of Kentucky in 1792; served in the State senate in 1800 and 1801; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died at Blue Licks Springs, Ky., December 7, 1843; interment in the family cemetery on his farm near Lower Blue Licks Springs, Ky.

Bibliography

Dandridge, Danske. George Michael Bedinger: A Kentucky Pioneer. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., printers, 1909.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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