DEAD: Rutherford B. Hayes

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Rutherford B. Hayes (aged 70)
-19th President of the United States


Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, having served also as an American representative and governor of Ohio. Hayes was a lawyer and staunch abolitionist who defended refugee slaves in court proceedings in the antebellum years. During the American Civil War, he was seriously wounded fighting in the Union Army.

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DEATH: Hayes died of complications of a heart attack at his home on January 17, 1893. His last words were “I know that I’m going where Lucy is.” President-elect Grover Cleveland and Ohio Governor William McKinley led the funeral procession that followed Hayes’ body until Hayes was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

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