Rutherford B. Hayes

(1822—1893) American Republican statesman, 19th President of the US 1877–81

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US Republican statesman, 19th President of the USA (1877–81). His administration brought the Reconstruction era in the South to an end (see Reconstruction Acts); power returned from Federal government to white southern leaders, who then introduced a policy of racial segregation.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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