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Rutherford B Hayes

Rutherford B Hayes #19. He might not have been the best president but he sure understood the significance of history. His home is full of things rescued from a later White House remodeling - things that were going to be scrapped, like the White House gates. He also would have famous visitors hug a tree on his property and dedicate that tree to that person.

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Official White House Portrait of Rutherford Birchard Hayes - 19th President of the United States

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Rutherford B. Hayes took the oath of office two days ahead of schedule, in a secret ceremony at the White House on March 3, 1877, attended by President Ulysses S. Grant. Hayes’ opponent, Samuel Tilden, had won the popular vote but lost the electoral college, and rumors were circulating that he planned to claim the presidency for himself. That didn’t happen, and Hayes was inaugurated peacefully on March 5. Above is a photo of that inauguration. For those two days, the US had 2…

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Hayes, President Rutherford B. and two sons

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Lucy Hayes

Lucy Hayes A portrait of First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes

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Future president Rutherford B. Hayes in his early twenties, c. 1845. so hansome

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The presidential seal developed by custom over a long period before being defined in law, and its early history remains obscure.The use of presidential seals goes back to at least 1850, and probably much earlier. The basic design of today. seal originated with Rutherford B. Hayes, who was the first to use the seal on White House invitations in 1877. The only changes since were in 1959 and 1960, which added 49th and 50th stars to the circle following the admissions of Alaska and Hawaii as…

Rutherford B. Hayes, Nineteenth President