19 Rutherford Hayes

19 Rutherford Hayes

19 Rutherford Hayes

19 Rutherford Hayes
19 Rutherford Hayes

 
  • Term: 19th President of the United States (1877-1881)
  • Vice President: William A. Wheeler (1877 - 1881)
  • Born: October 4, 1822, Delaware, Ohio
  • Nickname: "Dark-Horse President"
  • Education: Kenyon College (graduated 1842), Harvard Law School (graduated 1845)
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Marriage: December 30, 1852, to Lucy Ware Webb (1831-1889)
  • Children: Birchard Austin (1853-1926), James Webb Cook (1856-1934), Rutherford Platt (1858-1927), Joseph Thompson (1861-1863), George Crook (1864-1866), Fanny (1867-1950), Scott Russell (1871-1923), Manning Force (1873-1874)
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: Diary and Letters (5 vols., 1922-26), ed. by Charles R. Williams
  • Died: January 17, 1893, Fremont, Ohio
  • Buried: Spiegel Grove State Park, Fremont, Ohio

Rutherford Hayes Trivia:
Graduated Kenyon College (1842) and Harvard Law School (1845). On September 8, 1880 Hayes arrived in San Francisco to become the first president to visit the West Coast. He was the first president to graduate from law school. Mrs. Hayes, Lucy Ware Webb, was known as "Lemonade Lucy" because she refused to serve alcohol in the White House. The first telephone was installed in the White House by Alexander Graham Bell himself. The first Easter egg roll on the White House lawn was conducted by Hayes and his wife. He kept his campaign pledge and refused to run for a second term.


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