Scott 824Issued 10th Nov 1938. Rotary Press Printed on unwatermarked paper and perf 11:10½. This stamp features Rutherford B. Hayes (4th Oct 1822 - 17th Jan 1893), the 19th President of the USA (4th Mar 1877 - 4th Mar 1881).
Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives and as governor of Ohio. Hayes, a lawyer and staunch abolitionist, defended refugee slaves in court proceedings in the antebellum years.
The Republican Party nominated Hayes as its candidate for the presidency in 1876, where he won through the Compromise of 1877 that officially ended Reconstruction by leaving the South to govern itself. In office he withdrew military troops from the South, ending Army support for Republican state governments in the South and for the efforts of African-American freedmen to establish their families as free citizens. Hayes promoted civil-service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War of 1861–1865 and from the Reconstruction Era of 1865–1877.
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