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Future president Rutherford B. Hayes in his early twenties, c. 1845. Ever wonder what was under all that beard? Now you know. Take note, Brooklyn.  Submitted by Matthew Levine

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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

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Official White House Portrait of Rutherford Birchard Hayes - 19th President of the United States

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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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Rutherford B. Hayes - Beneficiary of the most fiercely disputed election in American history, Rutherford B. Hayes brought to the Executive Mansion dignity, honesty, and moderate reform.

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from About.com Education

Rutherford B Hayes

Rutherford B Hayes #19. He might not have been the best president but he sure understood the significance of history. His home is full of things rescued from a later White House remodeling - things that were going to be scrapped, like the White House gates. He also would have famous visitors hug a tree on his property and dedicate that tree to that person.

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Rutherford B. Hayes(President) and William Wheeler (Vice President)

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When the Civil War began, Rutherford B. Hayes offered his services to the state of Ohio. Governor William Dennison appointed him to the rank of major in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He saw much active service, rising to the rank of major general. He was severely wounded on September 14, 1862, at the Battle of South Mountain.

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Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes portrait by Mora, cabinet photograph, ca. 1880

Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes portrait by Mora, cabinet photograph, ca. 1880.

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#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

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