1872 United States presidential election in Missouri

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1872 United States presidential election in Missouri

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Nominee Horace Greeley Ulysses S. Grant
Party Liberal Republican Republican
Home state New York Illinois
Running mate Benjamin G. Brown Henry Wilson
Electoral vote 0 [a] 0
Popular vote 151,434 119,196
Percentage 55.46% 43.65%

Missouri Presidential Election Results 1872.svg
County Results

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1872 United States presidential election in Missouri took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. Voters chose 15 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Missouri voted for the Liberal Republican candidate, Horace Greeley, over Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant. Greeley won Missouri by a margin of 11.81%, but died prior to the Electoral College meeting, allowing Missouri's fifteen electors to vote for the candidate of their choice. [1]


1872 United States presidential election in Missouri [2] [3] [4]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Liberal Republican Benjamin G. Brown of Missouri N/A of N/A 8 53.33%
Democratic Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana N/A of N/A 6 40.00%
Liberal Republican David Davis of Illinois N/A of N/A 1 6.67%
Liberal Republican Horace Greeley of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 151,434 55.46% 0 [a] 0.00%
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Henry Wilson of Massachusetts 119,196 43.65% 0 0.00%
Straight-Out Democratic Charles O'Conor John Quincy Adams II 2,429 0.89% 0 0.00%
Total 273,059 100.00% 15 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ a b Greeley died after the election, but prior to the Electoral College meeting, and was thus ineligible for the office of President. Greeley had won 15 pledged electors, of which all cast their votes for other Democrats.


  1. ^ "American presidential election, 1872". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Missouri". 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.