Politician, farmer, and member of the Democratic Party who served as Governor of Delaware from 1887 to 1891 and as a U.S. Representative from 1869 to 1873.
He attended Wesleyan University before being a major of the Delaware militia during the Mexican-American War.
Gov. Benjamin T. Biggs Farm in Delaware is named after him.
He married Mary Beekman and together they had five children: John, Elizabeth, Benjamin Jr., Jennie and Willard.
He served in Congress when Ulysses S. Grant was President of the United States.