|United States Senator
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1833
|Preceded by||Joseph Kerr|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Morris|
February 21, 1783|
|Died||September 2, 1857
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.
Family life 
Ruggles married in Connecticut in 1812. His first wife died in St. Clairsville in 1817, and he re-married in 1825.
Ruggles died on September 2, 1852 and was buried in Saint Clairsville Union Cemetery, Saint Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio USA.
- Benjamin Ruggles entry at The Political Graveyard
- Benjamin Ruggles at Find a Grave
- "Ruggles, Benjamin". 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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|United States Senate|
|United States 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