1852 United States presidential election in Ohio

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1852 United States presidential election in Ohio

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  Mathew Brady - Franklin Pierce crop.jpg Winfield Scott by Fredricks, 1862 crop.jpg JP-Hale crop.jpg
Nominee Franklin Pierce Winfield Scott John P. Hale
Party Democratic Whig Free Soil
Home state New Hampshire New Jersey New Hampshire
Running mate William R. King William A. Graham George Washington Julian
Electoral vote 23 0 0
Popular vote 168,933 152,523 31,732
Percentage 47.83% 43.18% 8.98%

Ohio Presidential Election Results 1852.svg
County Results

President before election

Millard Fillmore

Elected President

Franklin Pierce

The 1852 United States presidential election in Ohio was held on November 2, 1852 as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. State voters chose 23 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Ohio was narrowly won by the Democratic Party candidate, Franklin Pierce, who won the state a plurality of 47.83% of the popular vote. The Whig Party candidate, Winfield Scott, garnered 43.18% of the popular vote.[1]

Pierce would become the final Democrat to win Ohio until Woodrow Wilson won it in 1912.


1852 United States presidential election in Ohio
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin Pierce 168,933 47.83% 23
Whig Winfield Scott 152,523 43.18% 0
Free Soil John P. Hale 31,732 8.98% 0
Totals 353,188 100.0% 23