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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.
He serves his party best who serves his country best.

In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
That's an amazing invention [the telephone], but who would ever want to use one of them?
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
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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