1876 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1876

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Turnout17.70% Increase 3.47[1]
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Nominee Samuel J. Tilden Rutherford B. Hayes
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Ohio
Running mate Thomas A. Hendricks William A. Wheeler
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 133,177 89,566
Percentage 59.79% 40.21%

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Rutherford B. Hayes

The 1876 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. Tennessee voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[2]

Tennessee was won by Samuel J. Tilden, the former governor of New York (DNew York), running with Thomas A. Hendricks, the governor of Indiana and future vice president, with 59.79 percent of the popular vote, against Rutherford B. Hayes, the governor of Ohio (R-Ohio), running with Representative William A. Wheeler, with 40.21 percent of the vote.[2]

This election was the last when the Unionist Highland Rim counties of Henderson and Wayne voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.[3]


United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1876[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana 133,177 59.79% 12 100.00%
Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio William A. Wheeler of Indiana 89,566 40.21% 0 0.00%
Total 222,743 100.00% 12 100.00%


  1. ^ "1876 Presidential Election Results Tennessee turnout".
  2. ^ a b c "1876 Presidential Election Results Tennessee".
  3. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 298-304 ISBN 0786422173