The Ohio Historical Society has a great biography of Rutherford B. Hayes as Governor of Ohio. I think it is fun to sometimes look at the accomplishment of Presidents in other periods of their life besides just the presidency.
Some neat facts from the biography:
- Hayes the first Ohio Governor to be elected to a third term
- Hayes’ first campaign centered around the subject of African-American suffrage
- The Agricultural and Mechanical College was founded in 1878, which later became Ohio State University
- Hayes added several hundred letters and other manuscripts on early Ohio history to the Ohio State Library