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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    How easily I could now let go of life!
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    What a prodigious growth this English race, especially the American branch of it, is having! How soon will it subdue and occupy all the wild parts of this continent and of the islands adjacent. No prophecy, however seemingly extravagant, as to future achievements in this way [is] likely to equal the reality.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    I have heard arguments ... in favor of pardoning D. M. Bennett, convicted of sending obscene matter through the mails, viz., a pamphlet [by Ezra Hervey Heywood] of a polemical character in favor of free love. While I am satisfied that Bennett ought not to have been convicted, I am not satisfied that I ought to undertake to correct the mistakes of the courts—constantly persisted in—by the exercise of the pardoning power.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Strikes and boycotting are akin to war, and can be justified only on grounds analogous to those which justify war, viz., intolerable injustice and oppression.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Colonel [John Charles] Fremont. Not a good picture, but will do to indicate my politics this year. For free States and against new slave States.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)