Nathaniel Ruggles

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Nathaniel Ruggles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1819
Preceded byEbenezer Seaver
Succeeded byEdward Dowse
Personal details
BornNovember 11, 1761
Roxbury, Massachusetts
DiedDecember 19, 1819(1819-12-19) (aged 58)
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Political partyFederalist
Alma materHarvard University

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.


  • United States Congress. "Nathaniel Ruggles (id: R000503)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ebenezer Seaver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 13th congressional district

March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1819
Succeeded by
Edward Dowse