Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), the 19th President of the United States, had served as a Major General in the Civil War, a U.S. Congressman and a three-term governor of Ohio. In his Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877, President Rutherford Birchard Hayes acknowledged he was:
"Looking for the guidance of that Divine Hand by which the destinies of nations and individuals are shaped." - March 5, 1877. Benjamin Weiss, God in American History: A Documentation of America's Religious Heritage (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1966), p. 103. Willard Cantelon, Money Master of the World (Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1976), p. 120.
President Rutherford B. Hayes declared:
"I am a firm believer in the Divine teachings, perfect example, and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I believe also in the Holy Scriptures as the revealed Word of God to the world for its enlightenment and salvation." - Stephen Abbott Northrop, D.D., A Cloud of Witnesses (Portland, Oregon: American Heritage Ministries, 1987), p. 233.