Rutherford Hayes was President of the United States during the Victorian era. As President, he was given the Resolute Desk by Queen Victoria as a thank you gift for discovering the HMS Resolute. Notes ↑ "It was built from the timbers of the H.M.S. Resolute and given to Rutherford Hayes by Queen Victoria to thank the U.S. for finding the abandoned ship." from Night Five Retrieved from "https://westwing.fandom.com/wiki/Rutherford_Hayes?oldid=5512" Categories: Presidents of the United States Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.