As the 19th President of the United States (1877-1881), Rutherford B. Hayes oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War. Learn more: http://go.wh.gov/8cP8fN
#19 Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction and the United States' entry into the Second Industrial Revolution. Republican
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) born in Delaware, Ohio, an attorney & city solicitor of Cincinnati from 1858-61. When the Civil War began, he joined the Union Army as an officer. He was wounded five times, most seriously at the Battle of South Mountain; he earned a reputation for bravery in combat & was promoted to the rank of major general. In 1876, Hayes was elected president of the U.S. in one of the most contentious & confused elections in national history.
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