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Rutherford B.Hayes
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Did You Know?

He was nicknamed "His Fraudulency," because of the alleged "stolen" election of 1876.
He ended Reconstruction and withdrew federal troops from the South.
His honesty was a source of anger for his political allies.


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Rutherford B. Hayes
(October 4, 1822 - January 17, 1893)

Life Facts

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First Lady: Lucy Hayes, Wife
Wife's Maiden Name: Lucy Ware Webb
Number of Children: 8
Education Level: Graduate
School Attended: Kenyon College, Harvard Law School
Religion: Methodist
Profession: Military, Lawyer
Military Service: Major General

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1877 - 3/3/1881
Presidency Number: 19
Number of Terms: 1
Why Presidency Ended: Retired
Party: Republican
His Vice President(s): William Wheeler
House of Representatives: Ohio (1865-1867)
Governor of a State: Ohio (1868-1872), Ohio (1876-1877)
Other Offices: Cincinnati City Solicitor
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace
Gravesite: Hayes Presidential Center
Library: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Rutherford B. Hayes Life Portrait: From Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center - Spiegel Grove State Park, Fremont, OH
 Guests included: Roger Bridges, director, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center; Ari Hoogenboom, author, Rutherford B. Hayes, Warrior & President; and Tom Culbertson, history and education, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Watch | Order Videotape
Amos Loveday on Hayes as governor of Ohio Watch

  Ari Hoogenboom, author, Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President Watch

  Hayes biographical vignette Watch

  Washington Journal on presidents from Ohio, focusing on Hayes Watch   

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