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Who was Rutherford Hayes?
Rutherford Hayes was the 19th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1877 and ended in 1881. He was 54 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1877.

Rutherford Hayes's Nickname Meanings
Rutherford Birchard Hayes was named after his father 'Rutherford Hayes' and his mother 'Sophia Birchard'. As a boy his friends and family called him 'Rud'. He had a variety of nicknames including His Fraudulency, Old 8 to 7 and Rutherfraud. All of these derogatory nicknames were given by the Democrats as they believed that he used unfair means to win the 1876 presidential elections. 'Old 8 to 7' referred to the deciding electoral votes awarded to Rutherford Hayes by an 8 to 7 vote.


Description and Picture of Rutherford Hayes
The picture of Rutherford Hayes portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 9 inches in height and 170 pounds in weight. He had blue colored eyes that were deeply set and his hair was dark brown that turned gray, then white with age. His appearance seemed somewhat unkempt due to his habit of wearing a long, straggly beard and moustache that were fashionable for his times. He had no real interest in the way he looked and wore simple, ill-fitting clothes.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Rutherford Hayes like?
The personality of Rutherford Hayes is described as an extremely gregarious man who enjoyed the company of people. He had a friendly, relaxed manner, a popular man with principles and a likeable personality. One of his nicknames was 'Old Granny' as he was somewhat straight-laced and did not smoke, drink or gamble.

Facts about President Rutherford Hayes and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Rutherford Hayes famous for? Why was HE important? The history and life of President Rutherford Hayes during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Rutherford Hayes Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Rutherford Hayes?  
 He was the 19th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1877 and ended in 1881 (March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1881).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Rutherford Hayes hold before his presidency?
 U.S. House of Representatives, 1865-67
 The Governor of Ohio, 1868-72
 The Governor of Ohio, 1876-77
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was William A. Wheeler (1877-81)
What were the major events of his presidency?
 The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 was put down
 Compromise of 1877 (The End of Reconstruction)
 Bland-Allison Act (1878)
 Initiating the American controlled canal in Panama (1880)
 Civil Service Reforms
What were the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 During his presidency he directed the end of Reconstruction, initiated civil service reform, and worked to reconcile the North and South following the Civil War and Reconstruction
What was Rutherford Hayes' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Old Granny"
Who was Rutherford Hayes' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Lucy Webb Hayes
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Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Rutherford Hayes
Rutherford Hayes was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Rutherford Hayes can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Rutherford Hayes Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Rutherford Hayes born?  
 He was born on October 4, 1822, in Delaware, Ohio, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Rutherford Hayes
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Sophia Birchard Hayes
Where was Rutherford Hayes educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Kenyon College (graduated in 1842) and Harvard Law School (graduated in 1845)
 Religion: No formal affiliation
What did Rutherford Hayes do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was Rutherford Hayes' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Lucy Ware Webb (1831-1889). They married on December 30, 1852
  The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Birchard Austin Hayes (1853-1926); James Webb Cook Hayes (1856-1934); Rutherford Platt Hayes (1858-1927); Joseph Thompson Hayes (1861-63); George Crook Hayes (1864-66); Fanny Hayes (1867-1950); Scott Russell Hayes (1871-1923); Manning Force Hayes (1873-74)
When did Rutherford Hayes die?
 He died on January 17, 1893, at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio
Rutherford Hayes Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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