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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 13, Appendix, page 10

PHILO RUGGLES

a native of this town [New-Milford], read law for a considerable time (probably two years or more,) with Samuel Bostwick, Esq., his brother-in-law, but completed his preparatory studies with Judge Reeve, and was admitted to the Bar, in 1791. He immediately afterwards commenced the practice of law in this town, which he continued until the year 1804, when he removed to Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; where he continued to practice until 1825, when he removed to the city of New-York. He there resumed and continued the practice of his profession until his death, which took place in 1829, at the age of 64. He was four times elected a member of the General Assembly of this State; was also a member for the county of Duchess, in the Legislature of New York, and, for a considerable time, surrogate for that county. He was much and deservedly esteemed for his personal worth and professional acquirements.

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