Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Rutherford B. Hayes*, having been declared the winner of the presidential election of 1876 by a special election commission, was sworn in on March 3, 1877, in a private ceremony in the Red Room at the White House.
Hayes, a Republican from Ohio, lost the popular vote to Samuel J. Tilden** of New York, but because there were 20 disputed electoral votes, the House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution, determined the winner.
The official date of the inaugural was scheduled for March 4th, but since that date fell on a Sunday, another inaugural ceremony for the President was set for Monday, March 5.
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*Rutherford Bichard Hayes (1822-1893) was born in Delaware, Ohio & earned his degree at Harvard Law School in 1845. During the Civil War, RBH rose to the rank of Major General in the U.S. Army. Afterwards he served in the U.S. Congress & as governor of Ohio before the presidency. RBH was the 19th POTUS serving 1877-1881.
**Samuel Jones Tilden (1814-1886) was born in New Lebanon, NY & attended NYU, NYU School of Law & Yale University. SJT served as NY governor 1875-1876. He is the only person to win an outright majority of the popular vote for POTUS while losing the election.
Rutherford B. Hayes Inaugural