Nathaniel Ruggles

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Nathaniel Ruggles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 13th district
Preceded by Ebenezer Seaver
Succeeded by Edward Dowse
Personal details
Born Roxbury, Massachusetts
Died Roxbury, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist

Nathaniel Ruggles (November 11, 1761 – December 19, 1819) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Ruggles graduated from Harvard University in 1781, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced law in his native town. He was appointed judge of the general sessions in 1807, and chief justice of Massachusetts in 1808. He was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1819). He died in Roxbury on December 19, 1819.


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