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Benjamin RUGGLES

American Benjamin RUGGLES

National Republican and Whig politician from Ohio

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on February 21, 1783 in Abington, Connecticut, USA
Died: on September 02, 1857 in St. Clairsville, Ohio, USA


Born in Abington, Windham County, Connecticut, Ruggles studied law and was admitted to the bar. Ruggles moved to Marietta, Ohio to practice law in 1807, then moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio in 1810.

After serving as a judge in the Ohio state courts from 1810 to 1815, Ruggles was elected to the Senate, serving three terms from 1815-1833. He did not run for re-election in 1832. Ohio Presidential elector in 1836 for Whig William Henry Harrison.

Ruggles married in Connecticut in 1812. His first wife died in St. Clairsville in 1817, and he re-married in 1825.

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