Rutherford B. Hayes
Nineteenth president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes faced one of the most challenging presidential elections in American history. He promised to serve only one term as a president, but it wasn’t likely that he wins the second term election. Many argue that Hayes provided stability and moderate leadership to American system. Hayes lobbied for civil rights of minorities, specially African Americans and Chinese American, at the time when many white Americans were fighting to maintain a base of power that was theirs alone.
Hayes was an educated president from Harvard University Law School. He was also well educated with literature and natural science. He was also well traveled.
Before he becomes president, he joined the local Literature Club of Cincinnati, where he met many of the city’s powerful citizens. He also is known as an effective war leader and a brave soldier in his career as a soldier.
Hayes wasn’t able to resolve political conflict between Republican and Democrats, but he was effective in ending Reconstruction, reforming the civil service, and strengthening the economy.
Hayes was very effective in problem solving a disturbed economy, paying off the national debt and helping widespread inflation.
Hayes was married to Lucy Ware Webb and he was born, died and buried in Ohio.
“Let us wipe out in our policies the color line forever”.
Rutherford B. Hayes.