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The Honorable Joseph Dorsett Bedle LLD


Honorary Member, admitted 1884

The Honorable Joseph Dorsett Bedle, LLD

Born in Middlepoint, Matawan, NJ on 5 Jan 1831 and died in New York, NY on 21 Oct 1894. Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1864. Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court 1865-1875. Governor of New Jersey 1875-1878. During his tenure a state board of health was established. Delegate to the New Jersey Constitutional Commission 1894. Graduate of the Academy at Matawan, New Jersey. Graduate of the Law School at Ballston, NY. Princeton MA Degree 1866. Princeton Hon. LLD 1874. Attorney. Studied law under William Dayton. Member of the Bar 1852. Freemason and member of Olive Branch Lodge #16. Married Althea F. Randolph. [Sources: ; (98); (C); Dead Governors of NewJersey. Pic: Dead Governors of New Jersey.]