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Rutherford B. Hayes

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Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th president of the United States of America. He was born on October 4, 1893 in Delaware Ohio and died on January 17, 1893. He attended Kenyon College, where he was top of his class. He then attended Harvard where he studied law. After college, Hayes moved to Sandusky, Ohio and married Lucy Webb (Hoogenboom). Hayes enlisted in the Civil War and worked his way up to Brigadier General. While Hayes battled in war he was asked to join congress by the Republican Party. On the road to presidency he served a total of two years in congress and a total of three years as governor of Ohio, the first to serve three terms as governor. The 1876 election was the most controversial in United States history. Hayes, a republican, ran against Samuel Tilden, a Democrat. 185 Electoral College votes are needed to win an election. Tilden, in the lead with 184, and Hayes, with 165, both thought they were victorious for months concluding the election. Four states were contested during the election and with neither one victorious a special committee had to be arranged. ...
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