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Rutherford B. Hayes
Date: 1822 - 1893
Remarks: Rutherford B. Hayes, a graduate of Kenyon College and Harvard Law School, served as a Congressman and Governor of Ohio for three terms before becoming President in 1876, beating Samuel J. Tilden in a very controversial election. Once in office, the Civil War veteran advocated self-government, made appointments based on merit not politics, vowed to protect the rights of African-Americans, and ran a conservative administration, even removing liquor from the White House. After serving just one term he retired to Ohio in 1881, where he died twelve years later. ¿Source: