Rutherford B. Hayes

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Noun1.Rutherford B. Hayes - 19th President of the United StatesRutherford B. Hayes - 19th President of the United States; his administration removed federal troops from the South and so ended the Reconstruction Period (1822-1893)
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Hayes administration and cocktail cups and oatmeal bowls of the Woodrow Wilson era.
The acknowledged leader of the Half-Breeds, an anti-Grant Republican faction that paid lip service to reform, he, like Conkling, engaged in a four-year crusade against the Hayes administration.
This act was an important legacy of the Hayes administration, for while the act was signed by Hayes's successor, General Garfield, the strenuous reform campaign that Hayes waged throughout his term helped to create the political momentum needed to persuade reluctant congressmen to support the measure.