|←Author Index: Ru||John Ruggles
|American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. He served in several important state legislative and judicial positions before serving in the U.S. Senate. Author of the first U.S. patent in the current numbering system|
- United States patent 1, "Locomotive steam-engine for rail and other roads", issued July 13, 1836.
|Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.|