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Samuel Bulkley Ruggles, American lawyer. member of New York State Chamber of Commerce.; member general convention of Protestant Episcopal Church.

Background

Ruggles, Samuel Bulkley was born on April 11, 1800 in New Milford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Philo and Ellen (Bulkley) Ruggles.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1814, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1859.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, 1821. Practiced in New York City. Bought land and converted it into residential district, Gramercy Park, 1831.

Active in promoting creation of Union Square. A commissioner Croton Aqueduct. Elected to lower house New York State Legislature, 1838, chairman ways and means committee.

Wrote Report upon Finances and Internal Improvements of the State of New York, 1838. A founder of Bank of Commerce, New York, 1839. Canal commissioner New York State, 1839-1858, president commission, 1840.

Had part in building of New York & Erie R.R. United States delegate to International Statistical Congress, Berlin, Germany, 1863, The Hague, Netherlands, 1869, International Monetary Conference, Paris, France, 1867. Trustee Columbia, 1836-1881, a founder School Political Science.

Trustee Astor Library. Member of New York State Chamber of Commerce. Member general convention of Protestant Episcopal Church Author: The Duty of Columbia College to the Community, 1854.

Also reports Internationality and International Congresses, 1869, International Coinage, 1867, International Coinage: Supplemental Report, 1870.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Duty of Columbia College to the Community, 1854. Also reports Internationality and International Congresses, 1869, International Coinage, 1867, International Coinage: Supplemental Report, 1870.

Membership

Member of New York State Chamber of Commerce. Member general convention of Protestant Episcopal Church.

Connections

Married Mary Rosalie Rathbone, May 25, 1822, 3 children.

father:
Philo Ruggles

mother:
Ellen (Bulkley) Ruggles

spouse:
Mary Rosalie Rathbone