Rutherford Birchard Hayes


19th President of the United States (March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1881)
Nickname: "Dark-Horse President"
Vice-President: William A. Wheeler

Born: October 4, 1822, in Delaware, Ohio
Died: January 17, 1893, at Spiegel Grove, in Fremont, Ohio

Father: Rutherford Hayes
Mother: Sophia Birchard Hayes
Married: Lucy Ware Webb (1831-1889), on December 30, 1852
Children: Birchard Austin Hayes (1853-1926); James Webb Cook Hayes (1856-1934); Rutherford Platt Hayes (1858-1927); Joseph Thompson Hayes (1861-1863); George Cook Hayes (1864-1866); Fanny Hayes (1867-1950); Scott Russell Hayes (1871-1923); Manning Force Hayes (1873-1874)

Religion: No formal affiliation
Education: Graduated from Kenyon College (1842) and Harvard Law School (1845)
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican



In 1879, the first telephone was installed into the White House. At first it was hardly used, because there weren't many other phones in Washington to call.

Rutherford B. Hayes gained the Presidency by a margin of only one electoral vote.


See Also:

White House History -- Rutherford B. Hayes


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