1872 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1872

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Nominee Thomas A. Hendricks Horace Greeley Ulysses S. Grant
Party Democratic Liberal Republican Republican
Home state Indiana New York Ohio
Running mate Benjamin G. Brown Henry Wilson
Electoral vote 12 none (12 elected) 0
Popular vote 93,391 85,655
Percentage 52.16% 47.84%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

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.[1]


United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1872[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
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%
Total 179,046 100.00% 12 100.00%


  1. ^ "American presidential election, 1872". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Tennessee". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1872 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Electoral Votes for President and Vice President 1869-1877". U.S. Electoral College. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 6 December 2017.