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Rutherford and Lucy Hayes

Photographer
Unknown
Date of Work
ca. 1877-1881
Type
Photograph
Credit
Library of Congress
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Rutherford and Lucy Hayes

This portrait photograph shows President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes. President Hayes served as the 19th President of the United States from 1877-1881. Prior to his presidency, Hayes twice served as governor of Ohio and represented the state's 2nd district in the House of Representatives. Mrs. Hayes was the first first lady to graduate from college, earning her degree from Cincinnati Wesleyan Female College in 1850. She was an abolitionist and a supporter of the temperance movement.

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