George M. Bedinger

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George Bedinger

George Michael Bedinger (December 10, 1756 – December 7, 1843) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, uncle of Henry Bedinger.


Born Dec. 10, 1756 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Bedinger (1729-1772) and Magdelena Schlegel (1734-1796). Bedinger attended an English school. The family moved to Virginia about 1762 and to Kentucky in 1779 and settled at Boonesborough. During the American Revolutionary War, he served as adjutant in John Bowman's expedition against Chillicothe in May 1779. He returned to Virginia and served at the siege of Yorktown, and therefore missed the Battle of Blue Licks in Kentucky.

During the Northwest Indian War, he was a major in Drake's Regiment in 1791, a major commanding the Winchester Battalion of Sharpshooters in the St. Clair expedition in 1791, and a major commanding the Third Sublegion of the United States Infantry from April 11, 1792, to February 28, 1793.

He served as member of the State house of representatives of the first legislature of Kentucky in 1792. He served in the State senate in 1800 and 1801.

Bedinger was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807). He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died at Blue Licks Springs, Kentucky, December 7, 1843. He was interred in the family cemetery on his farm near Lower Blue Licks Springs, Kentucky.


  • United States Congress. "George M. Bedinger (id: B000301)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-5-20
  • Allen, William B. (1872). A History of Kentucky: Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and Other Leading Men, of All Occupations and Pursuits. Bradley & Gilbert. pp. 54–55. Retrieved 2008-11-10.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Solomon P. Sharp