President Rutherford Birchard Hayes, born on October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio was an American soldier and politician. Hayes attended Kenyon College before completing law school at Harvard. He fought in the Civil War, reaching the rank of Brevet Major General, but was ultimately wounded in combat. Following his service, Hayes represented Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives, and served as Governor of Ohio. He was the 19th President of the United States, the third from Ohio. Hayes died on January 17, 1893 in Fremont, Ohio. President Rutherford B. Hayes was made a Great Ohioan in 2019.
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