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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of U.S. Politicians in Colombia

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  • Bogota English Cemetery
  • Cartagena Church and Convent of Santo Domingo


    English Cemetery
    Bogota, Colombia
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Alden Bidlack (1804-1849) — also known as Benjamin A. Bidlack — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa.; Milford, Pike County, Pa. Born in Paris, Oneida County, N.Y., September 8, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Pike County Treasurer, 1834; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1835-36; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1841-45 (15th District 1841-43, 11th District 1843-45); U.S. Charge d'Affaires to New Grenada, 1845-49, died in office 1849. Died in Bogotá, Colombia, February 6, 1849 (age 44 years, 151 days). Interment at English Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Bidlack and Lydia (Alden) Bidlack; married to Fannie Stewart; married, September 8, 1829, to Margaret Wallace; ancestor *** of Hal Bidlack (born1958).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary


    Church and Convent of Santo Domingo
    Cartagena, Colombia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bruce MacMaster Jr. (1875-1912) — also known as William B. MacMaster, Jr. — of New York. Born, of American parents, in Colombia, June 28, 1875. Rancher; U.S. Vice Consul in Cartagena, 1904-08; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Cartagena, 1908-12, died in office 1912; stabbed by two Colombians in the summer of 1909; pressed charges against his attackers, one of whom was an influential newspaper editor; arrested by Colombian authorities in June 1910 on charges that, years earlier, he shot a Colombian citizen, in what he said was self-defense; initially acquitted, then found guilty, then exonerated by a higher court. While hunting alone, was shot multiple times and killed by an unknown assassin, near Cartagena, Colombia, August 11, 1912 (age 37 years, 44 days). Interment at Church and Convent of Santo Domingo.
      Relatives: Son of William Bruce MacMaster (1838-1891).

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