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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:

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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.


Rutherford B Hayes | US Presidents: 30 great one-liners - Rutherford B Hayes 'This is a Government of the people by the people and for the people no longer. It is a Government of Corporation by Corporation and for Corporation.' Rutherford B Hayes (19th President) 1877-1881