Left to right: Birchard and his wife Mary, President Hayes, Scott, Rutherford, the First Lady, Fanny and Webb Credit: R.B. Take our 19th president, Rutherford B. Hayes. Rutherford B. Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio on October 4, 1822. Rutherford B. Hayes: Controversial and little remembered October 4, 2019 by Scott Bomboy Today marks the birthday of one of the most controversial Presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes, who took office amid a constitutional crisis and left office defending his reputation. Both Hampton and Chamberlain claimed victory, and for a while both acted as governor; Hampton took the office in 1877 after President Rutherford B. Hayes withdrew federal troops and after Chamberlain left the state. The Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877 - 1881 Political victory in 1875 brought Hayes national attention as a possible presidential candidate in 1876. Retirement Rutherford B. Hayes inherited the 25-acre estate known as Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio from his maternal uncle, Sardis Birchard, who had long admired the large wooded acreage. A total of 1,144 federal infantrymen were sent into South Carolina, and the violence stopped; election day was quiet. Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, previously a Union soldier, as well as a representative and governor of Ohio, is publicly sworn in as the nineteenth President of the United States. That was the verdict of historians until Ari Hoogenboom took a closer look.
Rutherford B. Hayes Papers (Library of Congress) Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center National Historic Landmark The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums (Fremont, OH) Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as governor of Ohio.A lawyer and staunch abolitionist, he defended refugee slaves in court proceedings in the antebellum years. Hayes Presidential Center. He became president under a cloud of controversy surrounding the Compromise of 1877 and only served one term as president. Following are 10 key facts that are important to understand when studying the life and presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. Rutherford B. Hayes was a Civil War general, a congressman, a Governor of Ohio, and the 19th President of the United States. Not only did the governor-elect consider the possibility in his diary, but friends also started to work for his nomination. He takes the oath privately on March 3rd. By all accounts, Hayes was mild-mannered, conscious of social ills, and a nice guy, but inept and ineffective as president. The Compromise of 1877 was an agreement that resolved the disputed 1876 presidential election between Democratic candidate Samuel Tilden and Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes.