Henry Bedinger III
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
Preceded byWilliam Lucas
Succeeded byRichard Parker
Personal details
Born(1812-02-03)February 3, 1812
Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia), US
DiedNovember 26, 1858(1858-11-26) (aged 46)
Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia), US
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Margaret Rust Bedinger
Caroline Lawrence Bedinger
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer

Henry Bedinger III (February 3, 1812 – November 26, 1858) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and diplomat from Virginia. He was the nephew of George Michael Bedinger.


Born near Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia), Bedinger attended the common schools as a child, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1832, commencing practice in Shepherdstown. He moved to Charlestown, Virginia and continued practicing law their before being elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1844, serving from 1845 to 1849. After being unsuccessful for reelection, Bedinger resumed practicing law. He was appointed by President Franklin Pierce Chargé d'Affaires and later Minister to Denmark, serving from 1853 to 1858. He died of pneumonia a few months after his resignation in Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia) on November 26, 1858 and was interred there in Elmwood Cemetery.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Lucas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
Succeeded by
Richard Parker
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Miller Grieve
United States Ambassador to Denmark
May 24, 1853 – August 10, 1858
Succeeded by
James M. Buchanan