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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.Photo: Mathew Brady; Restoration: UpstateNYer

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