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Rutherford B. Hayes

Artist
Daniel Huntington
Date of Work
1884
Medium
oil paint
Type
Portrait
Credit
White House Collection/White House Historical Association
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Rutherford B. Hayes

This oil on canvas portrait of President Rutherford B. Hayes was done by Daniel Huntington. In the beginning of Huntington's career, he painted landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School, but later predominately produced portraits. Prior to being president, Hayes served in the Union Army during the Civil War as an officer and was promoted to colonel and then to brevet brigadier general. After the war he was the U.S. Representative for Ohio's second district before being twice elected that state's governor. He served as president from March 4, 1877 until March 4, 1881.

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