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|Rutherford Birchard Hayes|
|Political Party:|| Whig (Before 1854)
|Education:|| Kenyon College
Harvard Law School
|Born||October 4, 1822|
|Died||January 17, 1893 (aged 70)|
Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th President of the United States and he opposed Slavery. He fought bravely on the side of the Union in the Civil War, he was elected to Congress but didn’t take up the position till the war ended. When Hayes ran for President there was trouble over the votes and Hayes won by just one vote, Hollywood couldn’t make a better cliffhanger. Hayes appointed men to posts based on merit and included some who were not Republican Party hacks. He even approved a law allowing women better chances to practise law which was ahead of his time.
Hayes tried to get southern Negroes full rights but withdrew troops from The South to help heal divisions. During and after his presidency Hayes was concerned with helping the poor and weak, after his presidency Hayes worked to improve education opportunities for poor people and for Immigrants, Hayes also worked at prison reform.