1868 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1868

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  Ulysses S Grant by Brady c1870-restored (cropped).jpg Horatio Seymour - Brady-Handysmall.jpg
Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horatio Seymour
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio New York
Running mate Schuyler Colfax Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 56,628 26,129
Percentage 68.43% 31.57%

President before election

Andrew Johnson

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

The 1868 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Tennessee voters chose ten representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[1]

Tennessee was won by Ulysses S. Grant, formerly the 6th Commanding General of the United States Army (R-Ohio), running with Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax, with 68.43% of the popular vote, against the 18th governor of New York, Horatio Seymour (DNew York), running with former Senator Francis Preston Blair, Jr., with 31.57% of the vote.[1]

With 68.43% of the popular vote, Tennessee would be Grant's fourth strongest victory in terms of popular vote percentage after Vermont, Massachusetts and Kansas.[2]


United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1868[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio Schuyler Colfax of Indiana 56,628 68.43% 10 100.00%
Democratic Horatio Seymour of New York Francis Preston Blair, Jr. of Missouri 26,129 31.57% 0 0.00%
Total 82,757 100.00% 10 100.00%


  1. ^ a b c "1864 Presidential Election Results Tennessee".
  2. ^ "1868 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.