Benjamin T. Biggs

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Birthday
1, 1821
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Dec 25, 1893 (72)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1821
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Dec 25, 1893 (72)

About

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.

Before Fame

He attended Wesleyan University before being a major of the Delaware militia during the Mexican-American War.

Trivia

Gov. Benjamin T. Biggs Farm in Delaware is named after him.

Family Life

He married Mary Beekman and together they had five children: John, Elizabeth, Benjamin Jr., Jennie and Willard.

Associated With

He served in Congress when Ulysses S. Grant was President of the United States.