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Born on October 4,1822 in Delaware, Ohio to Rutherford Hayes Jr. (a storekeeper) and Sophia Birchard—Rutherford B. Hayes was given quite a bit of turmoil in his life, but nonetheless he persevered and became extremely successful. Just 10 days before Hayes was born, his father passed away and his family began to financially struggle. Because of his struggles, Hayes took his education very seriously and after attending a general public school he was able to transfer to a preparatory school in Middletown Connecticut. Hayes graduated with the highest honors and was his class valedictorian and went to study at Harvard...

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