19. Rutherford B. Hayes

The Periodic Table of the Presidents - Rutherford B. Hayes  Rutherford B. Hayes Official Portrait - The Periodic Table of the Presidents

“His Fraudulency”

  • Full Name: Rutherford Birchard Hayes
  • Years in Office: 1877–1881
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nicknames: “His Fraudulency,” “Dark-Horse President,” “Rutherfraud,” “Granny Hayes”
  • Age at Inauguration: 54
  • Vice President: William A. Wheeler
  • Birth: October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio
  • Death: January 17, 1893 in Fremont, Ohio
  • Place of Burial: Spiegel Grove State Park – Fremont, Ohio
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: Rutherford Hayes (1787–1822); Storeowner
  • Mother: Sophia Birchard Hayes (1792–1866)
  • Wife: Lucy Ware Webb (August 28, 1831 – June 25, 1889)
  • Marriage: December 30, 1852 in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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)
  • Home: Spiegel Grove – Fremont, Ohio
  • Education: Academy at Norwalk, Ohio; Isaac Webb’s school at Middletown, Connecticut; B.A. from Kenyon College (1842); graduated from Harvard Law School (1845)
  • Religious Affiliation: Methodist
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Lawyer (1845–)
    • City Attorney of Cincinnati (1858–1860)
    • Officer in Civil War (1861–1864)
    • Major General in Civil War (1864–1865)
    • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1865–1867)
    • Governor of Ohio (1868–1872; 1876–1877)
    • President (1877–1881)
    • Philanthropist
    • President of the National Prison Association
  • Writings: Diary and Letters

Campaign Poster

 

National Republican Chart 1876, lithograph published by H. H. Lloyd & Co., c. 1876

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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