Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President

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In the first of his three terms as Ohio governor, Rutherford B. Hayes urged the state legislature to establish a land-grant college funded by the Morrill Act of 1862. Hayes’ persistence resulted in creation of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College – today known as The Ohio State University. The Hayes Presidential Center highlights the strong link between Rutherford Hayes and the university in its new exhibit "Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President." This exclusive exhibit is made possible through funding from Diversified Insurance and Auto-Owners Insurance.Learn about the role of Rutherford B. Hayes in creation of The Ohio State University.