U.S. Presidents / Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes

1822 - 1893

Rutherford B. Hayes

It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear. They prefer that no section of the country should be united in solid opposition to any other section.  Fourth Annual Message


The policies of Rutherford B. Hayes, America's nineteenth President, began to heal the nation after the ravages of the Civil War. He was well suited to the task, having earned a steadfast reputation for integrity throughout his career as a soldier and a statesman. Upstanding, moral, and honest, Hayes was elected after the most lengthy, bitterly disputed, and corrupt presidential election in history.

Fast Facts

Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Delaware, Ohio
Kenyon College (graduated 1842), Harvard Law School (graduated 1845)
“Dark-Horse President,” “Rud”
December 30, 1852, to Lucy Ware Webb (1831–1889)
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)
Spiegel Grove State Park, Fremont, Ohio
Ari Hoogenboom

Chicago Style

Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. “Rutherford B. Hayes.” Accessed August 04, 2020. https://millercenter.org/president/hayes.

Professor Emeritus of History

Ari Hoogenboom

The late Professor Hoogenboom was a professor emeritus of history at Brooklyn College, The City University of New York (CUNY).