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I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required.  - Rutherford B. Hayes
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As quoted in "Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President" (1995) by Ari Arthur Hoogenboom, p. 505 - ISBN: 9780700606412
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Letter to his son, Scott R. Hayes (8 March 1892). - Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1922 - 1926)

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Born: October 4, 1822

Died: January 17, 1893 (aged 70)

Nationality: American

Occupation: President

Bio: Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President of the United States. As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction and the United States' entry into the Second Industrial Revolution. Hayes was a reformer who began the efforts that led to civil service reform and attempted, unsuccessfully, to reconcile the divisions that had led to the American Civil War fifteen years earlier.

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