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|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts’s 13th congressional district
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1819