RUGGLES, Nathaniel, (1761 - 1819)


RUGGLES, Nathaniel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Roxbury, Mass., November 11, 1761; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Harvard University in 1781; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Roxbury, Mass.; appointed judge of the general sessions in 1807; chief justice of Massachusetts in 1808; was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1819); died in Roxbury, Mass., December 19, 1819.