John Bigelow, an American journalist and author, born at Maiden, Ulster county, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1817. He graduated at Union college in 1835, was admitted to the bar in New York city in 1839, became connected with journalism, and editor of Gregg's " Commerce of the Prairies" and other books of travel. In 1845 he was appointed one of the inspectors of the Sing Sing state prison, serving till 1848. In November, 1850, he became a partner with Mr. Bryant in the ownership of the "New York Evening Post," and was the managing editor of that journal till 1861, when, after the accession of President Lincoln, he went as United States consul to Paris. This office he retained till after the death of Mr. Dayton, whom he succeeded in 1865, as minister at the court of Napoleon III., where he remained till 1866. In 1869, after the death of Mr. Raymond, he was for a short time editor of the "New York Times," after which he went to reside in Berlin. His works include "Jamaica in 1850," "Life of Fremont" (1856), and Les Etats-Unis d'Amerique en 1863 (Paris). In 1868 he edited the autobiography of Franklin from materials collected in France; and in 1869 he published " Some Recollections of the late Antoine Pierre Berryer."