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Rutherford B. Hayes (1822 – 1893)

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Essays about Rutherford B. Hayes

Facts about Rutherford B. Hayes

Term
:
19th President of the United States (1877 – 1881)
Born
:
October 4, 1822, Delaware, Ohio
Political Party
:
Republican
Died
:
January 17, 1893
Nickname
:
“Dark-Horse President,” “Rud”
Education
:
Kenyon College (graduated 1842), Harvard Law School (graduated 1845)
Religion
:
Methodist
Marriage
:
December 30, 1852, to Lucy Ware Webb (1831–1889)
Children
:
Birchard Austin (1853–1926), James Webb Cook (1856–1934), Rutherford Platt (1858–1927), Joseph Thompson (1861–1863), George Crook (1864–1866), Fanny (1867–1950), Scott Russell (1871–1923), Manning Force (1873–1874)
Career
:
Lawyer
Buried
:
Spiegel Grove State Park, Fremont, Ohio
Writings

Diary and Letters (5 vols., 1922–26), ed. by Charles R. Williams


Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Ari Hoogenboom

Professor Hoogenboom is a professor emeritus of history at Brooklyn College, The City University of New York (CUNY). His writings include:

Rutherford B. Hayes: "One of the Good Colonels" (McWhiney Foundation Press, 1999)

Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President (University Press of Kansas, 1995)

The Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes (part of the American Presidency Series, University Press of Kansas, 1988)

Outlawing the Spoils: A History of the Civil Service Reform Movement, 1865–1883 (University of Illinois Press, 1961)

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