Full Name James Francis Ruggles
Born 27 October 1827 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Died 22 September 1895 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Buried Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York
Elected 5 December 1868 at age forty-one
All of us who knew James F. Ruggles—and the list would include nearly every one who was a member before the removal of the Club to its present quarters—recognized in him one of the kindliest-natured gentlemen of our acquaintance. He was born, educated and lived all his life in this city; and from his accomplishments and his connection with the most refined and intellectual families here occupied a high and enviable position. The names of Samuel B. [Ruggles] and Philo T. Ruggles, his father and uncle, bring back to old New Yorkers pleasant memories of the social and professional life which now has undergone such a change that it is only a memory. But during all his life our friend was an honor to the name he bore, and has left a record of good deeds never excelled.
Henry E. Howland
1896 Century Association Yearbook