Rutherford B. Hayes October 4, 1822-January 17, 1889

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A 54 yr. old from Delaware, OH, Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President, of which he served 4 yrs(1877-1881) of the United States supporting the Republican Part.

Background of Rutherford B. Hayes

From left to right:(top row) James Webb, Birchard Austin, Rutherford Platt,(bottom row) Rutherford, Scott Russell, Fanny, Lucy

Rutherford and his wife, Lucy, had given birth to 8 children between the time of 1853-1873. (From oldest to youngest; Birchard Austin, James Webb Cook, Rutherford Platt, Joseph Thompson, George Crook, Fanny, & Scott Russell)

Before becoming the President of the United States, Hayes was a Criminal Defense Lawyer.

After Graduating from Kenyon College in 1842, Hayes went in to studying Law and later Graduating from Harvard Law School in 1854

Major Events that Defined Presidency

Battle of Opequon Creek

Rutherford was an Officer with no military experience, and still he led the soldiers in the Battle of Opequon Creek. He was wounded five times and had four horses shot underneath him, but yet Hayes kept charging on until the Battle was over.

Rutherford B. Hayes with other Government Officials.

The compromise of 1877- the informal an unwritten deal that settled the intensity disputed 187 U.S. Presidential election.

The Bland-Allison Silver Purchase of 1978 was when the United States Congress required the US Treasury to buy silver and put it into silver dollars. Which was passed even thought Hayes Vetoed it.

Interesting facts:

1) With his approval, his wife Lucy banned Dancing, Smoking, Alcohol, and Card Playing from the White house. The only exception was when the adult sons of Czar Alexander II of Russia visited, but the first couple didn’t drink any.

Alexander Graham Bell

2)Rutherford was the first resident to use the telephone while in office. The telephone was installed in 1879, by Alexander Graham Bell himself.

Egg roll in 1878 & Egg roll in 1997

3) Hayes was also the first President to hold the traditional Easter Egg roll, which is held on the Monday after Easter, on the front lawn of the White House.

Quote from the President

The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the facts that he serves his Party best who serves his Country Best!


Created with images by Boston Public Library - "Rutherford B. Hayes. Born in Ohio October 4th, 1822. President from 1877 to 1881. Compliments of Julius Saul, leading clothier, 324 & 326 River St., Troy. [front]"

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