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Rutherford Birchard Hayes Fact Sheet

Rutherford B. Hayes

The 19th President of the United States

Name: Rutherfored Birchard Hayes

Number of terms he served: One

Year he took office: 1877

Birth Date: October 4th, 1822

Age when he took office: 55

State of Birth: Delaware, Ohio

Vice President: William A. Wheeler

What Party was he from: Republican

What was his major contribution while in office:

Hayes’s great cause was the civil service reform. Basically he believed that the civil service  shouldn’t be used for political favors. Many politicians gave others jobs as a thank you for a favor or simply for political gain. So Hayes issued an executive order that said civil servants were no longer allowed to take part in the politics.  

What did he do after he left office:

After his presidency Hayes was Commander in Chief of the Loyal Legion from 1888 to his death in 1893. In 1889 he made a speech trying to convince people that African Americans should be allowed to apply for scholarships too. That same year he wife died and while he was deeply saddened his daughter became his traveling partner. He enjoyed seeing his grandchildren too. Hayes died of a heart attack on January 17th, 1893 in his own home.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, His Fraudulency

Was he married:

Yes, Lucy Ware Webb

Did he have children:

Yes, eight

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