Rutherford B. Hayes
19th President (1877-1881)
Born: October 4, 1822
Died: January 17, 1891
Vice President: William Wheeler
Political Party: Republican
Next President: James Garfield
Previous President: Ulysses S. Grant
Notable Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes
"I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was
at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required."
"The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he
serves his party best who serves his country best."
"Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in
arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone."
The Only President to...
Hayes was the only president whose election was decided by a congressional commission after the
highly disputed election of 1876 where he lost the popular vote.
Interesting Rutherford B. Hayes Facts
The election of 1876 was not decided until The Compromise of 1877 which was an informal deal in
which Southern Democrats agreed to aknowledge Hayes as President if the Republicans agreed to various demands
including the removal of all Federal troops from the the remaining former Confederate States.
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