Rutherford B. Hayes

Early Life and Family

What was Rutherford Hayes’s early education?

He attended a local school in Delaware, Ohio, and at age fourteen, he attended the Norwalk Seminary, a Methodist school in Norwalk run by Reverend Jonah Chaplin. When Hayes was fifteen, he attended a private academy in Middletown, Connecticut, run by Isaac Webb. At age sixteen, Hayes entered Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

President Rutherford B. Hayes.


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