|United States Senator|
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1833
|Preceded by||Joseph Kerr|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Morris|
|Born||February 21, 1783|
|Died||September 2, 1857 (aged 74)|
St. Clairsville, Ohio
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 remarried in 1825.
Ruggles died on September 2, 1857 and was buried in Saint Clairsville Union Cemetery.
- Taylor 1899 : 193
- Caldwell (1880). History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio. p. 239.
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- United States Congress. "Benjamin Ruggles (id: R000500)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Benjamin Ruggles entry at The Political Graveyard
- Benjamin Ruggles at Find a Grave
- Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900. .
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 193.
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| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Ohio
Served alongside: Jeremiah Morrow, William A. Trimble, Ethan A. Brown, William H. Harrison, Jacob Burnet, Thomas Ewing
| President Judge of the Ohio Court of Common Pleas
3rd Judicial Circuit