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19 - Rutherford B. Hayes

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: October 4, 1822

Birthplace: Family home on Williams Street, Delaware, Ohio

Father: Rutherford Hayes (1787-1822)

Mother: Sophia Birchard (1792-1866)

Height at Prime: 5 feet 8 ½ inches

Physical Description: Robust, broad-shouldered, high forehead, deep-set blue eyes, auburn hair that turned brown

Religion: Baptized Presbyterian, Episcopal when he was single, attended the Methodist church when he married

Wife: Lucy Ware Webb (August 28, 1831 – June 25, 1889)

Marriage Date: December 30, 1852

Marriage Place: Home of the bride’s mother, Cincinnati, Ohio

Children:

-- Birchard Austin Hayes (November 4, 1853 – January 24, 1926)

-- James Webb Cook Hayes (March 20, 1856 – July 26, 1934)

-- Rutherford Platt Hayes (June 24, 1858 – July 31, 1927)

-- Joseph Thompson Hayes (December 21, 1861 – June 24, 1863)

-- George Crook Hayes (September 29, 1864 – May 24, 1866)

-- Frances Hayes Smith (September 2, 1867 – March 19, 1950)

-- Scott Russell Hayes (February 8, 1871 – May 6, 1923)

-- Manning Force Hayes (August 1, 1873 – August 28, 1874)

Death Date: January 17, 1893

Place of Death: Spiegel Grove estate, Fremont, Ohio

Cause of Death: Heart failure

Final Words: “I know I am going where Lucy is.”

1st Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio

2nd Burial Place: Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, Ohio

Professional Statistics:

Cincinnati City Solicitor (1858-1861)

Major to Major General in the Civil War (1861-1865)

U.S. Representative (1865-1867)

Governor of Ohio (1868-1872), (1876-1877)

19th President of the United States (1877-1881)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice President: William Almon Wheeler (1877-1881)

Events During Presidency:

End of Reconstruction (1877)

Bland-Allison Act (1878)

Resumption of Specie Act (1879)

Civil Service Reform (1879)

Chinese Immigration

Proposal of the Panama Canal


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