1888 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1888

← 1884 November 6, 1888 1892 →
Turnout19.69% of the total population Increase 2.83 pp[1]
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Nominee Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Allen Thurman Levi P. Morton
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 158,699 138,978
Percentage 52.26% 45.76%

President before election

Grover Cleveland

Elected President

Benjamin Harrison

The 1888 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 6, 1888, as part of the 1888 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 the incumbent President Grover Cleveland (DNew York), running with the former Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio Allen G. Thurman, with 52.26% of the popular vote, against former Senator Benjamin Harrison (R-Indiana), running with Levi P. Morton, the 31st governor of New York, with 45.76% of the vote.[2]

The Union Labor Party chose Alson Streeter, a former Illinois state representative, and Charles E. Cunningham as their presidential and vice-presidential candidates and received 0.02% of the vote. The Prohibition Party ran brigadier general Clinton B. Fisk and John A. Brooks and received 1.97% of the vote.


United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1888[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grover Cleveland 158,699 52.26%
Republican Benjamin Harrison 138,978 45.76%
Prohibition Clinton Fisk 5,969 1.97%
Labor Alson Streeter 48 0.02%
Total votes 303,694 100.00%


  1. ^ "1888 Presidential Election Results Tennessee Total Population Turnout".
  2. ^ a b c "1888 Presidential Election Results Tennessee".