1848 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1848

← 1844 November 7, 1848 1852 →
  Zachary Taylor portrait.jpg Lewis Cass crop.jpg
Nominee Zachary Taylor Lewis Cass
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Louisiana Michigan
Running mate Millard Fillmore William O. Butler
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 64,321 58,142
Percentage 52.52% 47.48%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Tennessee voted for the Whig candidate Zachary Taylor over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won Tennessee by a margin of 5.04%.


United States presidential election in Mississippi, 1848[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 64,321 52.52% 13 100.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 58,142 47.48% 0 0.00%
Total 122,463 100.00% 13 100.00%


  1. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results - Tennessee". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1848 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 1 December 2017.