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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th President of the United States


"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