1872 United States presidential election in Tennessee
|Elections in Tennessee|
The 1872 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Tennessee voted for the Liberal Republican candidate, Horace Greeley, over Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant. Greely won Tennessee by a margin of 4.32%. However, Greely died prior to the Electoral College meeting, allowing for Tennessee's twelve electors to vote for the candidate of their choice.
|United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1872|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Popular vote||Electoral vote|
|Democratic||Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana||N/A of N/A||–||–||12||100.00%|
|Liberal Republican||Horace Greely of New York||Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri||93,391||52.16%||0||0.00%|
|Republican||Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio||Henry Wilson of Massachusetts||85,655||47.84%||0||0.00%|
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- "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Tennessee". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
- "1872 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
- "Electoral Votes for President and Vice President 1869-1877". U.S. Electoral College. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
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