★  POTUS Hayes, Rutherford B.

Rutherford Birchard Hayes
19th President of the United States of America

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Born:
October 4, 1822

Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio

Father: Rutherford Hayes 1787 – 1822
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio)​

Mother: Sophia Birchard 1792 – 1866
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio)​

Wife: Lucy Ware Webb 1831 – 1889
(Buried: Rutherford B. Hayes State Memorial, Fremont, Ohio)​

Married: December 30, 1852 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Children:

Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes 1853 – 1926​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio)​
James Webb Cook Hayes 1856 – 1934​
(Buried: Rutherford B. Hayes State Memorial, Fremont, Ohio)​
Rutherford Platt Hayes 1858 – 1927​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio)​
Joseph Webb Hayes 1861 – 1863​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio)​
George Crook Hayes 1864 – 1866​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio)​
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Signature:
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Education:


1842: Graduated from Kenyon College – (1st in class)​
1845: Graduated from Harvard Law School​

Occupation before War:

1840: Supporter of William Henry Harrison for President​
1845 – 1849: Attorney in Sandusky (Fremont), Ohio​
1848: Campaigner for Zachary Taylor’s Campaign​
1849 – 1858: Attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio​
1852: Supporter of Winfield Scott for President​
1856: Supporter of John C. Fremont for President​
1858 – 1861: Cincinnati, Ohio City Solicitor​
1860: Supporter of Abraham Lincoln for President​

Civil War Career:
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1861: Major of 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in Western Virginia in Kanawha Division​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded in right arm at Battle of South Mountain​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1863: Participated in Battle of Buffington Island​
1863 – 1864: Encouraged his men to reenlist in Army​
1864: Participated in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1864: Wounded in the Shoulder Second Battle of Kernstown​
1864: Helped Stall a Confederate Attack at Battle of Berryville​
1864: Helped break the Confederate lines Battle of Opequon Creek​
1864: Participated in Battle of Fisher’s Hill​
1864: Sprained his ankle at Battle of Cedar Creek​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1865: Brevetted to the rank of Major General​
1865: Observed Grand Review of the Armies in Washington D.C.​
1865: Mustered out of Service in Union Army in June​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1867: U.S. Congressman from Ohio​
Supporter of Radical Republican Reconstruction​
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1865 – 1867: Congressional Chairman of Joint Library Committee​
Helped pass a bill to expand and modernize the Library of Congress​
1868 – 1872: Governor of Ohio​
1868: Supporter of Ulysses S. Grant for President​
1872: Ohio Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​
1872: Campaigner for Ulysses S. Grant’s reelection Campaign​
1872: Unsuccessful Candidate for U.S. Congressman​

1872 – 1876: Attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio​
Turned down President Grant’s offer to be U.S. Treasurer​
1876 – 1877: Governor of Ohio​
1877 – 1881: 19th President of United States of America​
Supporter of Republican Presidential Candidates​
Opposed Women’s Suffrage​
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Encouraged Temperance​
Director of George Peabody Educational Fund​
Director of John F. Slater Fund​
Promoter of African American Education​

Trustee of Ohio State University​
President of National Prison Association – Greater emphasis on Rehabilitation​

Died: January 17, 1893

Time of Death: 11:00 PM

Place of Death: Spiegel Grove Estate, Fremont, Ohio

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Last Words: “I know that I am going where Lucy is”

Burial Place: Rutherford B. Hayes State Memorial, Fremont, Ohio

 
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James Brenner

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I've read where he was elected president by 1 electoral vote and that was "accidentally" put in the wrong column. And He was a one termer who chose not to seek re-election.
If I recall correctly, Hayes was appalled at the corruption in Grant's administration and was determined not to allow that to happen while he was in office. As a result, he stated early on that he would only run for one term. In a sense, that plan backfired. He was a lame duck as soon as he took the oath and had little impact on any reform efforts.
 

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Rutherford Birchard Hayes
19th President of the United States of America

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:us34stars:

Born:
October 4, 1822

Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio

Father: Rutherford Hayes 1787 – 1822
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio)​

Mother: Sophia Birchard 1792 – 1866
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio)​

Wife: Lucy Ware Webb 1831 – 1889
(Buried: Rutherford B. Hayes State Memorial, Fremont, Ohio)​

Married: December 30, 1852 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Children:

Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes 1853 – 1926​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio)​
James Webb Cook Hayes 1856 – 1934​
(Buried: Rutherford B. Hayes State Memorial, Fremont, Ohio)​
Rutherford Platt Hayes 1858 – 1927​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio)​
Joseph Webb Hayes 1861 – 1863​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio)​
George Crook Hayes 1864 – 1866​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio)​
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Signature: View attachment 330240

Education:


1842: Graduated from Kenyon College – (1st in class)​
1845: Graduated from Harvard Law School​

Occupation before War:

1840: Supporter of William Henry Harrison for President​
1845 – 1849: Attorney in Sandusky (Fremont), Ohio​
1848: Campaigner for Zachary Taylor’s Campaign​
1849 – 1858: Attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio​
1852: Supporter of Winfield Scott for President​
1856: Supporter of John C. Fremont for President​
1858 – 1861: Cincinnati, Ohio City Solicitor​
1860: Supporter of Abraham Lincoln for President​

Civil War Career:
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1861: Major of 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in Western Virginia in Kanawha Division​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded in right arm at Battle of South Mountain​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1863: Participated in Battle of Buffington Island​
1863 – 1864: Encouraged his men to reenlist in Army​
1864: Participated in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1864: Wounded in the Shoulder Second Battle of Kernstown​
1864: Helped Stall a Confederate Attack at Battle of Berryville​
1864: Helped break the Confederate lines Battle of Opequon Creek​
1864: Participated in Battle of Fisher’s Hill​
1864: Sprained his ankle at Battle of Cedar Creek​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1865: Brevetted to the rank of Major General​
1865: Observed Grand Review of the Armies in Washington D.C.​
1865: Mustered out of Service in Union Army in June​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1867: U.S. Congressman from Ohio​
Supporter of Radical Republican Reconstruction​
1865 – 1867: Congressional Chairman of Joint Library Committee​
Helped pass a bill to expand and modernize the Library of Congress​
1868 – 1872: Governor of Ohio​
1868: Supporter of Ulysses S. Grant for President​
1872: Ohio Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​
1872: Campaigner for Ulysses S. Grant’s reelection Campaign​
1872: Unsuccessful Candidate for U.S. Congressman​

1872 – 1876: Attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio​
Turned down President Grant’s offer to be U.S. Treasurer​
1876 – 1877: Governor of Ohio​
1877 – 1881: 19th President of United States of America​
Supporter of Republican Presidential Candidates​
Opposed Women’s Suffrage​
Encouraged Temperance​
Director of George Peabody Educational Fund​
Director of John F. Slater Fund​
Promoter of African American Education​

Trustee of Ohio State University​
President of National Prison Association – Greater emphasis on Rehabilitation​

Died: January 17, 1893

Time of Death: 11:00 PM

Place of Death: Spiegel Grove Estate, Fremont, Ohio

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Last Words: “I know that I am going where Lucy is”

Burial Place: Rutherford B. Hayes State Memorial, Fremont, Ohio

Of the postwar soldier-presidents, I'd say Hayes was the best general of the bunch. His actions at Opequon helped break the Confederate line in that battle.
 
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