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Ruggles, Benjamin 1783-1857 Legislator; born in Windham county, Conn., in 1783; removed to Ohio, where he became judge of the court of common pleas. He was a member of the United States Senate from 1815 until 1833, and was usually known as The wheel-horse of the Senate. He died in St. Clairsville, O., Sept. 2, 1857.