Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes

Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.

 
Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Born: October 4, 1822
  • Died: January 17, 1893
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, having served also as an American representative and governor of Ohio. Hayes was a lawyer and staunch abolitionist who defended refugee slaves in court proceedings in the antebellum years. During the American Civil War, he was seriously wounded fighting in the Union Army.