Benjamin Ruggles Edit Profile
Born in Abington, Windham County, Connecticut, Ruggles studied law and was admitted to the bar.
He served in the U.S. Senate. 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 died on September 2, 1852 and was buried in Saint Clairsville Union Cemetery, Saint Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio USA.
Member United States Senate (Democrat) from Ohio, 1815-1833.