Samuel B. RUGGLES

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American politician

AmericanBorn Samuel Bulkley RUGGLES

American lawyer and politician

Born on April 11, 1800 in New Milford, Connecticut, USA , United States

Died on August 28, 1881 in Long Island, New York, USA

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Samuel Ruggles was born in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, the son of Philo Ruggles, who became Surrogate and District Attorney of Dutchess County, New York. Samuel was a precocious student and graduated from Yale College in 1814 at the age of 14. Although he read for the law, he had to wait to be admitted to the bar until he came of age in 1821. He was a successful lawyer in New York City for several years and accumulated large landholdings, but eventually gave up the practice of law for public affairs.



As a large landholder in New York City, Ruggles created Gramercy Park, dedicated in 1831, to which he personally donated the land. He deeded the property to the city with a covenant restricting surrounding uses to residential and providing that the residents be taxed to maintain the park. He was also instrumental in getting Union Square established.

...   Samuel Ruggles was born in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, the son of Philo Ruggles, who became Surrogate and District Attorney of Dutchess County, New York. Samuel was a precocious student and graduated from Yale College in 1814 at the age of 14. Although he read for the law, he had to wait to be admitted to the bar until he came of age in 1821. He was a successful lawyer in New York City for several years and accumulated large landholdings, but eventually gave up the practice of law for public affairs.



As a large landholder in New York City, Ruggles created Gramercy Park, dedicated in 1831, to which he personally donated the land. He deeded the property to the city with a covenant restricting surrounding uses to residential and providing that the residents be taxed to maintain the park. He was also instrumental in getting Union Square established.



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