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Bidlack, Benjamin Alden

Born: 1804 AD
Died: 1849 AD
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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.