1804 – Benjamin Alden Bidlack was born on the 8th of September in Paris, New York.
– He graduated from the Wilkes-Barre Academy, studied law.
1825 – He admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre.
– Elected district attorney of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
1830 – He moved to Milford, Pennsylvania.
1834 – He served as Pike County treasurer.
1835 – He was elected as member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
1836 – He was elected as member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
– He was editor of the Republican Farmer and the Democratic Journal in Wilkes-Barre.
1845 – He was appointed Chargé d’Affaires to Colombia on 14th of May.
1846 – He negotiated treaty with Colombia allowing US right of way across Isthmus of Panama.
1849 – He died on the 6th of February in Bogota, Colombia.