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US History - Rutherford B. Hayes

The 19th President of the U.S. was Rutherford B. Hayes was voted in during the close of the Reconstruction and when the Second Industrial Revolution occurred in the U.S. Prior to his presidential service, Hayes served the Union Army during the Civil War. He believed in a meritocratic government and racial equality. He was born on October 04, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio and died on January 17, 1893.