Rutherford Birchard Hayes

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Noun1.Rutherford Birchard Hayes - 19th President of the United StatesRutherford Birchard 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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It was the year in which Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Republican from Ohio, was President of the United States, and in which the last federal troops were withdrawn from the South.
(18.) Eaton, who served as the head of the Civil Service Commission, wrote to Hayes on January 27, 1883: "But for your courage and constancy in sustaining the merit system in the Custom House and Post Office in New York, the [Pendleton Bill] could not have reached its present stage." See Charles Richard William's, The Life of Rutherford Birchard Hayes (Columbus: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1914), p.
In the United States, Grant, having served two full terms as president (the first to do so since Andrew Jackson, forty years earlier), retired, and Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893) was elected the nineteenth president.

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