Bigelow, John

Life Span
to
Full name
John Bigelow
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
8
Family
Asa Bigelow (father), Lucy Isham (mother), Jane Poultney (wife, 1850)
Education
Other
Other Education
Washington College, CT ; Union College, NY
Occupation
Diplomat
Attorney or Judge
Journalist
Writer or Artist
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Democratic
Free Soil
Republican
Other Affiliations
Abolitionists (Anti-Slavery Society)
Government
Lincoln Administration (1861-65)
Johnson Administration (1865-69)
Diplomat

John Bigelow (American National Bibliography)

Scholarship
The renewal of the slavery issue in the mid-1850s led Bigelow, [William Cullen] Bryant, and the Evening Post to cast their lot with the new Republican party. In 1856 Bigelow wrote a campaign biography for John C. Frémont, the party's first presidential nominee. As a reward for his constant labors for the Post, Bigelow began an eighteen-month European vacation in 1858 that provided him with contacts among liberal intellectuals and politicians who proved valuable to his later diplomatic career.
Phyllis F. Field, "Bigelow, John," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-00100.html.
How to Cite This Page: "Bigelow, John," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/34549.