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Joseph D. Bedle

Joseph D. Bedle

Joseph Dorsett Bedle, Sr. (January 5, 1821 – October 21, 1894) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 23rd Governor of New Jersey from 1875 to 1878.


  • Biography 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Born in Middletown Point (now Matawan), Bedle was an attorney by profession. He married Altha Fitz Randolph (c. 1830-1926).[1] They had a son, Joseph Dorsett Bedle, Jr. (1876–1942).[2]

He served as a delegate to 1864 Democratic National Convention. In 1865, Governor Joel Parker appointed Bedle as an associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, where he served until 1875. Bedle was elected Governor of New Jersey, and served a single term, from 1875-1878. Bedle died at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City on October 21, 1894 from complications from surgery.[3] He was buried at Maplewood Cemetery in Freehold Township.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Widow of Former New Jersey Governor Succumbs to Pneumonia.".  
  2. ^ "Joseph D. Bedle, Ex-Member of Jersey Assembly, Keyport Civic Leader, 66".  
  3. ^ "Ex-Gov. Joseph D. Bedle Is Dead. Succumbs Under the Effects of a Surgical Operation".  
  4. ^ "William A. Newell is the Eldest ex-Governor, and Next to Him Is George C. Ludlow, Who Was Elected Twenty-four Years After Mr. Newell Retired. Leon Abbett and Robert S. Green Complete This List of Historic Figures.".  

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joel Parker
Governor of New Jersey
January 19, 1875–January 15, 1878
Succeeded by
George B. McClellan
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joel Parker
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by
George B. McClellan

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