Saturday, September 1, 2012

#19 Rutherford B Hayes (1877-1881)

The nineteenth president of the United States: Rutherford B. Hayes.

The product of one of the most contested presidential elections in the history of the country.  (Only in this instance they created a bi-partisan congressional commission rather than conceding to a biased supreme court).

Apparently Mark Twain even stumped for Rutherford.  That would have been amazing to see.

Rutherford willingly retired after his first term in office. I can't even imagine a politician doing that nowadays.

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