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Rutherford Birchard Hayes
(1822 - 1893)

1822 Born 4 October
1842 Graduates from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio
1845 Graduates from Harvard Law School, admitted to the bar
1849 Moves practice to Cincinnati, Ohio
1852 Marries Lucy Ware Webb
1853 Son, Birchard, born
1856 Son, James, born
1857 Serves as city solicitor until 1859
1858 Son, Rutherford, born
1861 On outbreak of Civil War, is commissioned as a major of the Twenty-third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, is promoted to lieutenant colonel later that year; son, Joseph, born
1862 Promoted to colonel
1863 Son, Joseph, dies
1864 Promoted to brigadier general of Volunteers; son, George, born
1865 Receives a brevet promotion to major general of Volunteers; elected and serves in Congress
1866 Son, George, dies
1867 Elected Governor of Ohio - serves until 1872; daughter, Fanny, born
1871 Son, Scott, born
1873 Son, Manning, born
1874 Son, Manning, dies
1876 Again elected governor, serves until 1877
1876 Successfully runs for president
1893 Dies 17 January

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