Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes. This is a good essay which gives a short write up on the life of President Hayes.

From the site:

Rutherford Birchard Hayes ( October 4 , 1822 - January 17 , 1893 ) was the 19th ( 1877 - 1881 ) President of the United States.

He was a Representative from Ohio prior to his Presidency. He was born in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio , October 4 , 1822 . He attended the common schools, the Methodist Academy in Norwalk, Ohio, and the Webb Preparatory School in Middletown, Connecticut . He was graduated from Kenyon College , Gambier, Ohio, in August 1842 and from the Harvard Law School in January 1845 . He was admitted to the bar May 10 , 1845 , and commenced practice in Lower Sandusky (now Fremont). He moved to Cincinnati in 1849 and resumed the practice of law. He was city solicitor from 1857 to 1859 . He was commissioned a major of the Twenty-third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, June 27 , 1861 , lieutenant colonel October 24 , 1861 , colonel October 24 , 1862 , brigadier general of Volunteers October 9 , 1864 and brevetted major general of Volunteers March 3 , 1865 .

Hayes was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses and served from March 4 , 1865 , to July 20 , 1867 , when he resigned, having been nominated for Governor of Ohio. He was Governor from 1868 to 1872 , and an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-third Congress. He was again elected Governor and served from January 1876 to March 2 , 1877 , when he resigned, having been elected President of the United States. Since March 4 , 1877 was a Sunday, Hayes was took the oath of office in the Red Room of the White House on March 3 . He took the oath again publicly on March 5 on the East Portico of the Capitol, and he served until March 4 , 1881 .

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