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2007 WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL IN WASHINGTON
Children roll Easter eggs during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of The White House, in Washington on April 9, 2007. The White House Easter Egg Roll has been an annual tradition since 1878, when it was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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President Rutherford Birchard Hayes taken in 1877 by Matthew Brady and Levin Handy

Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). Hayes was elected President by one electoral vote after the highly disputed election of 1876. Losing the popular vote to his opponent, Samuel Tilden, Hayes was the only president whose election was decided by a congressional commission.

Hayes was born in Delaware, Ohio, on October 4, 1822. His parents were Rutherford Hayes (January 4, 1787 Brattleboro, Vermont – July 20, 1822 Delaware, Ohio) and Sophia Birchard (April 15, 1792 Wilmington, Vermont – October 30, 1866 Columbus, Ohio). His father, a storekeeper died ten weeks before his birth. An uncle, Sardis Birchard, lived with the family and served as Hayes' guardian. Birchard was close to him throughout his life and became a father figure to him.

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