1872 United States presidential election in Alabama

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

United States presidential election in Alabama, 1872

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Nominee Ulysses S. Grant Horace Greeley
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Home state Ohio New York
Running mate Henry Wilson Benjamin G. Brown
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 90,272 79,444
Percentage 53.19% 46.81%

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County Results

President before election

Ulysses S. Grant

Elected President

Ulysses S. Grant

Alabama voted for the Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, over Liberal Republican candidate Horace Greeley. Grant won Alabama by a margin of 6.38%.

This was the last time that Alabama voted for a Republican until Barry Goldwater won it in the 1964 presidential election.


United States presidential election in Alabama, 1872[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio Henry Wilson of Massachusetts 90,272 53.19% 10 100.00%
Liberal Republican Horace Greely of New York Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri 79,444 46.81% 0 0.00%
Total 169,716 100.00% 10 100.00%


  1. ^ "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Alabama". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1872 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 5 December 2017.