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1872 United States presidential election in Missouri

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United States presidential election in Missouri, 1872

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Nominee Benjamin G. Brown Thomas A. Hendricks David Davis
Party Liberal Republican Democratic Liberal Republican
Home state Missouri Indiana Illinois
Running mate
Electoral vote 8 6 1
Popular vote

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Nominee Horace Greeley Ulysses S. Grant
Party Liberal Republican Republican
Home state New York Ohio
Running mate Benjamin G. Brown Henry Wilson
Electoral vote none (15 elected) 0
Popular vote 151,434 119,196
Percentage 55.46% 43.65%

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 fifteen 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. Greely won Missouri by a margin of 11.81%. However, Greely died prior to the Electoral College meeting, allowing Missouri's fifteen electors to vote for the candidate of their choice.[1]

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United States presidential election in Missouri, 1872[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 Greely of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 151,434 55.46% 0 0.00%
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio 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%


  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.

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