The Presidential Database

New window

Links

White House Biography


Speeches

No speeches listed at this time.


News

No news at this time.

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th President of the United States

(1877-1881)

"He serves his party best who serves his country best."

--Inaugural Address, 1877


Full Name: Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Born: October 4, 1822

Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio

Father: Rutherford Hayes (1787-1822)

Mother: Sophia Birchard Hayes (1792-1866)

Wife: Lucy Hayes (1831-1889)

Married: December 30, 1852

Religious Preference: No specific domination

Previous Experience: Lawyer, soldier, U.S. Congressman, Governor of Ohio

Political Party: Republican

Age at Inauguration: 54

Term of Office: March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1881

Vice-President: William A. Wheeler (1877-1881)

Died: January 17, 1893

Age at Death: 70

Place of Burial: Fremont, Ohio

President at Time of Death: Benjamin Harrison


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes (R) 185 4,036,298
  Samuel J. Tilden (D) 184 4,300,590