Who is Rutherford Birchard Hayes?

  • (noun): 19th President of the United States; his administration removed federal troops from the South and so ended the Reconstruction Period (1822-1893).
    Synonyms: Hayes, Rutherford B. Hayes, President Hayes

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    Universal suffrage is sound in principle. The radical element is right.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Perhaps the happiest moment of my life was then, when I saw that our line didn’t break and that the enemy’s did.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    The ex-Presidential situation has its advantages, but with them are certain drawbacks. The correspondence is large. The meritorious demands on one are large. More independent out than in place, but still something of the bondage of the place that was willingly left. On the whole, however, I find many reasons to be content.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    What Congress and the popular sentiment approve is rarely defeated by reason of constitutional objections. I trust the measure will turn out well. It is a great relief to me. Defeat in this way, after a full and public hearing before this [Electoral] Commission, is not mortifying in any degree, and success will be in all respects more satisfactory.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Law without education is a dead letter. With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself; indeed, it seems to execute itself.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)