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John Bigelow (1817–1911)

Bigelow, John. An American author and diplomat; born in Malden, NY, Nov. 25, 1817; died on Dec. 19, 1911. After graduation from Union College in 1835, he studied law, and in 1849 became associated with William Cullen Bryant in the New York Evening Post of which he was managing editor until 1861. He was consul in Paris, 1861–65; U.S. minister to France, 1865–67; and held important offices on his return to New York. His specialty is American biography and history, and his books include: ‘Life of John C. Frémont’ (1856); ‘Lafayette’ (1882); ‘Molinos, the Quietist’ (1882); ‘Life of William Cullen Bryant’ (1889); ‘The United States of America,’ in French (1863); and ‘France and the Confederate Navy’ (1888). He edited the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin from the original manuscript, which he found in France, and later the complete works of Franklin (10 vols., 1887–88).