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Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Nineteenth U.S. President

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March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1881

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William A. Wheeler

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Lucy Webb Hayes

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  October 4, 1822
     Delaware, Ohio
CHILDREN:  7 Sons, 1 Daughter
     Son WEBB COOK HAYES received the Medal of Honor in 1899
MILITARY SERVICE:  Major General, US Army,  (wounded during Civil War)
PROFESSION:  Attorney
POLITICAL PARTY:  Republican
HOME STATE:  Ohio
POLITICAL OFFICES:  U.S. Representative, Governor (OH)
NICKNAME:  "The Dark-Horse President"
DIED:  January 17, 1893  (Age - 70)
LAST WORDS:  "My feeling was one of longing to be quietly resting in a grave by her side."  Written in his diary after visiting his wife's grave nine days before his own death.
BURIED:  Fremont, Ohio
I am "determined from henceforth to us what means I have to acquire a character distinguished for energy, firmness and perseverance."  Rutherford Hayes writing in his diary at age 19.

 

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