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President Rutherford B Hayes

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Hayes, President Rutherford B. and two sons
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th President of the United States (1877–81). As a president, he attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War.
He was a prominent attorney and politician in Ohio when the Civil War began. He joined the Union Army as an officer and was wounded five times, earned a reputation for bravery in combat and was promoted to the rank of major general. After the war, he served in the U.S. Congress as a Republican and was elected as a Governor of Ohio for two terms, and then to a third term.
In 1876, Hayes was elected president in one of the most contentious elections in national history. He lost the popular vote to Democrat Samuel J. Tilden but he won an intensely disputed electoral college vote after a Congressional commission awarded him twenty contested electoral votes.
Hayes believed in meritocratic government, equal treatment without regard to race, and improvement through education. Hayes kept his pledge not to run for re-election, retired to his home in Ohio, and became an advocate of social and educational reform. Biographer Ari Hoogenboom says his greatest achievement was to restore popular faith in the presidency and to reverse the deterioration of executive power that had set in after Abraham Lincoln's death.
"The filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy."
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Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife on their wedding day, Dec. 30, 1852

Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife on their wedding day, Dec. 30, 1852

Reproduction of daguerreotype. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[President and Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes (Lucy Webb Hayes), full-length portrait, looking slightly left]

[President and Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes (Lucy Webb Hayes), full-length...

Title devised by Library staff. Reference copy in BIOG FILE.

Wife of President Hayes

Wife of President Hayes

No publication information. (DLC/PP-1932:0083). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[President Rutherford B. Hayes, half-length portrait, seated, facing left]

[President Rutherford B. Hayes, half-length portrait, seated, facing l...

Brady-Handy Collection (Library of Congress). LC-BH826-400.

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes

Head and shoulders, facing left. Copyright by James Landy. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog I.; Pres. I; Shelf.

Rutherford B. Hayes from "Perley's Reminiscences of sixty years in the national metropolis ... Illustrated"

Rutherford B. Hayes from "Perley's Reminiscences of sixty years in the...

This image has been taken from scan 000351 from volume 02 of "Perley's Reminiscences of sixty years in the national metropolis ... Illustrated". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated fro... more

The President and Mrs. Hayes

The President and Mrs. Hayes

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5283

President Hayes and his cabinet

President Hayes and his cabinet

Artist: J.A. (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5290

[Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite administering the oath of office to Rutherford B. Hayes on a flag-draped inaugural stand on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol]

[Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite administering the oath of office to R...

Stereograph by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

President Hayes' grand march

President Hayes' grand march

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

[Crowd at the inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes, on the east front grounds of the U.S. Capitol, surrounding Horatio Greenough's statue of George Washington] / Brady's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

[Crowd at the inauguration of Rutherford B. Hayes, on the east front g...

Stereograph by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia - our Indian allies - interview of a delegation of Indian chiefs with President Hayes, in the East Room of the White House

District of Columbia - our Indian allies - interview of a delegation o...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 45, no. 1150 (1877 October 13), p. 81.

"President"--"Rutherford B. Hayes"

"President"--"Rutherford B. Hayes"

Print shows President Rutherford B. Hayes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Title from item. Copyrighted by G. F. Gilman 1877.

"President"--"Rutherford B. Hayes"

"President"--"Rutherford B. Hayes"

Print shows President Rutherford B. Hayes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Title from item. Copyrighted by G. F. Gilman 1877.

[Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

H5999 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C.

[Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

H5999 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C.