Dr James Hiram Bedford

Dr James Hiram Bedford

Birth
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Jan 1967 (aged 73)
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Cryonically Preserved
Memorial ID 28544550 · View Source
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First individual to first human being to be cryonically preserved (Frozen).

Bedford was a psychology professor. In June of 1965, Ev Cooper's Life Extension Society offered to preserve one person for free stating that "the Life Extension Society now has primitive facilities for emergency short term freezing and storing our friend the large homeotherm (man). This ultimately turned out to be Dr. Bedford. He was frozen on January 12, 1967 in Glendale, California at age 73.

Bedford was frozen by Robert Prehoda (author of the 1969 book Suspended Animation), Dr. Dante Brunol (physician and biophysicist) and Robert Nelson (President of the Cryonics Society of California). Bedford's body was maintained in liquid nitrogen by his family until 1982. Then it was moved to Alcor Life Extension Foundation, and has remained in Alcor's care to the present day.


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  • Created by: Chemistry ♥ Girl
  • Added: 26 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28544550
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James Hiram Bedford (20 Apr 1893–12 Jan 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28544550, ; Maintained by Chemistry ♥ Girl (contributor 46965712) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Cryonically Preserved.