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President Rutherford Birchard Hayes
After the debacle of the Grant administration, the Republicans looked for a candidate "above reproach. " They found him in the Governor of Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes. Born in Delaware, Ohio, October 4, 1822, Hayes was all that they could ask for.
A man of great dignity and presence, great probity, great Christian character, and a great military hero, he filled the bill at a time when "politician" was not a nice word. (It should be noted that in this period after the Civil War "waving the bloody shirt" was the general political practice. "I fit, bled, and died," rang out from the platforms both North and South.)
Historians sadly record the Hayes administration. While nothing like the Johnson vendetta (there has never been anything like that),... Read More
Lucy Ware Webb
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Fighting battles is like courting girls: those who make the most pretensions and are boldest usually win.
He serves his party best who serves the country best. … 1877
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