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Rutherford B. Hayes


Picture of Rutherford B. Hayes
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
09-05-1876 Republican President 79260 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio
Spouse: Lucy Webb Hayes
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: January 17, 1893 in Fremont, Ohio

1868-1872: Governor of Ohio
1876-1877: Governor of Ohio
1877-1881: President of the United States

  • Governor Samuel J. Tilden of New York won the 1876 Presidential Election, without a doubt. Although he lost California, nationally he won 4.28 million votes and 203 electoral votes (to the 4.03 million votes and 165 electoral votes received by Rutherford B. Hayes). But in what became the most disputed Presidential election of the 19th century, Republicans in three states managed to throw out enough ballots to shift the three states to Hayes, changing the Electoral College total to 185 to 184 in favor of Hayes. Hayes became the 19th President of the United States.
  • US Currency: Rutherford B. Hayes appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that was issued in 2011.