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Rutherford Birchard HayesA Chronology of Rutherford B. Hayes's Life and Career

Rutherford Birchard Hayes was a studious, good-natured man who enjoyed books more than politics. Ohio Republicans nominated him for Congress while he was fighting in the Civil War, but Hayes refused to campaign, declaring that any officer who "would abandon his post to electioneer for a seat in Congress ought to be scalped." He was elected, but refused to take his seat until the war was over. He later served three terms as Governor of Ohio. In 1876, he was nominated for the presidency, an office which he ultimately won by a margin of one electoral vote just one day before his inauguration.

October 4, 1822 Hayes Birthplace Born in Delaware, Ohio.
1842   Graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
1845   Graduated from Harvard Law School.
1850   Opened a law office in Cincinnati, Ohio.
December 30, 1852   Married Lucy Ware Webb.
1858   Elected City Solicitor of Cincinnati.
1861-1865   Served in the Civil War.
1864   Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1867   Elected Governor of Ohio.
1873 Spiegel Grove Moved into Spiegel Grove.
1876-1877   Elected President of the United States.
January 17, 1893 grave of Rutherford B. Hayes Died in Fremont, Ohio.

SEE ALSO
Civil War
Ohio
The Presidential Election of 1876

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