RUTHERFORD B. HAYES
1877 - 1881
1877 - Territorial capitol moves from Tucson back to Prescott.
1877 - John Philo Hoyt appointed by the President as the fourth Arizona Territorial Governor.
1878 – Tombstone founder, Ed Schieffelin filed a claim for the Lucky Cuss Mine. He sold his shares in the silver mine for $ 600,000 in what became a
$ 40 million operation.
1878 - Copper deposits discovered at Bisbee.
Rutherford B. Hayes was born
in 1822 in Delaware, Ohio. After
graduating from Harvard Law
School he practiced law in Ohio.
He entered the army during the
Civil War and rose to major
general. From 1865 to 1867 he
served in the House of
Representatives, followed by
three terms as governor of Ohio.
Lucy Webb Hayes was born in
1831 in Chillicothe, Ohio. She
graduated at age 18 from
Wesleyan Female College. Hayes
was practicing law in Cincinnati
where they met and were married
in 1852. Of their eight children,
five grew to adulthood.
During his years as Ohio governor, President Rutherford Hayes earned a reputation for honesty and efficiency. He was nominated for president in 1876.
Because of disputed results from several states, the result of the election was in doubt for some time. The Democratic candidate, Samuel Tilden, won the
popular vote, but the Electoral Commission's decision was that he had one fewer electoral vote. Thus, Hayes won the presidency. During his term he
withdrew troops from the South and took a conservative position on financial issues. He served only one term, and died in 1893.
Lucy Hayes endeavored to make official White House entertaining attractive and was a popular hostess, even though liquor was banned at the mansion
during the Hayes administration. On leaving the White House, Hayes retired to Ohio, where Lucy died in 1889.
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