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Rutherford B. Hayes
(1822-1893) born on
Oct 04
US president (19th). He brought post-Civil War Reconstruction to an end in the South and who tried to establish new standards of official integrity.
         
   
F
He serves his party best who serves his country best.

R
In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
A
That's an amazing invention [the telephone], but who would ever want to use one of them?
N
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
K
Coming in, I was denounced as a fraud by all the extreme men of the opposing party, and as an ingrate and a traitor by the same class of men in my own party. Going out, I have the good will, blessings, and approval of the best people of all parties . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Inaugural address, 5 Mar 1877.
R: In "Rutherford B. Hayes and His America," 1954.
A: After participating in a trial telephone conversation, 1876.
N: In "Diary and Letters R. B. Hayes," 1924.
K: In "Diary and Letters R. B. Hayes," 1924.
   


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