Rutherford B. Hayes (1822 – 1893)

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Essays about Rutherford B. Hayes

About His Administration

First Lady
Lucy Hayes
Secretary of State
William M. Evarts (1877–1881)
Secretary of the Interior
Carl Schurz (1877–1881)
Attorney General
Charles Devens (1877–1881)
Secretary of the Treasury
John Sherman (1877–1881)

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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