Talk:Rutherford B. Hayes

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Trying to add Section[edit]

This is really strange. I am trying to add this section just above the "Political career" secton, but when I do, I encounter a problem--it deletes everything below it. Any explanations or suggestions?

12:59, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

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Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes (1822–93), the 19th President of the United States. After 20 electoral votes in the election of 1876 were disputed, the U.S. government established an Electoral Commission which awarded the votes to Hayes, a Republican. The Democrats began a filibuster to block Hayes' appointment, but after an unwritten compromise, on 2 March 1877 the filibuster ended; Hayes was sworn in as president two days later.

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Hoogenboom - A Quote, a Pic and Query re Links to Ref.[edit]

The following is the biographer's concluding quote in part which might be appropriate for inclusion in the article: "Hayes was a precursor of the Progressive movement. Profoundly believing in equal rights and deeply concerned over the threat of plutocracy, he had faith that federal regulation would restore a balance in society and save American democracy...Near the end of his life, Hayes perhaps most accurately assessed his own position, concluding, 'I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).' " Hoppyh (talk) 01:27, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Might be nice to squeeze in at the end. I don't think we should rely too much on Hoogenboom, but he's really Hayes's only modern biographer. --Coemgenus (talk) 11:44, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Yea, I don't know. Actually, we already have Hayes' own words on the plutocracy - maybe just add the Hayes quote - 'I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).' Hoogenboom p.540 The end of the article is a nice variety. Hoppyh (talk) 12:33, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Also, on p.194 Hoogenboom has a great pic of Congressman Hayes. I haven't succeeded in finding it anywhere. It would be a good substitute for the Johnson pic in the Congressman section. Hoppyh (talk) 13:39, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

At Lincoln, somewhere in the GA process we were told/decided to remove all the multiple links to Donald (the primary source like H here) in the footnotes (see reference section). I wouldn't mind doing it here IF it's a potential issue. Apparently it hasn't come up. Hoppyh (talk) 13:48, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Which Hoogenboom do you have? All my cites are to Warrior and President. I didn't read Presidency, since I figured it would be duplicative. --Coemgenus (talk) 15:14, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
there is limited overlap between the two Hoogenboom books, & both need to be cites as the best recent scholarship. Rjensen (talk) 17:39, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
I don't object to using both, it's just going to take a while for me to change every Hoogenboom footnote to include the year. Might have time this weekend. --Coemgenus (talk) 18:29, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Mine is Warrior and President also; it appears the other book is not in play at this point. Let me know if there is a link issue and I'll be glad to help. Hoppyhtab (talk) 20:56, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Hayes' firsts missing[edit]

According to the Hayes Presidential Center and other websites:

  • Hayes was the first president to install a telephone or typewriter
  • Hayes was the first president to visit the West Coast while in office: He (along with General Sherman) toured California in 1880
  • Hayes was the first President to have an Easter Egg roll

Why isn't this in the article? pbp 04:39, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

We usually avoid this sort of trivia. --Coemgenus (talk) 02:18, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm not supposed to reveal this, but the un-written rule is that Wikipedia should be as boring as possible. Trivia above may over-excite some more uptight readers or editors.Roseohioresident (talk) 17:42, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned ref[edit]

Ref not used[1]

  1. ^ "A Vast Scheme of Fraud". The New York Times. May 9, 1881. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 

- - MrBill3 (talk) 11:46, 22 November 2013 (UTC)