1852 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1852

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  Mathew Brady - Franklin Pierce crop.jpg Winfield Scott by Fredricks, 1862 crop.jpg Daniel Webster crop.jpg
Nominee Franklin Pierce Winfield Scott Daniel Webster
Party Democratic Whig Know Nothing
Home state New Hampshire New Jersey Massachusetts
Running mate William R. King William A. Graham Charles J. Jenkins
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 40,516 16,660 5,324
Percentage 64.70% 26.60% 8.50%

President before election

Millard Fillmore

Elected President

Franklin Pierce

The 1852 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 2, 1852, as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. Voters chose ten representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Georgia voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over Commanding General Winfield Scott, the nominee of the Whig Party, and Senator Daniel Webster. Having been denied the Whig nomination at the party's 1852 National Convention, Webster was placed on the ballot without permission by a group of former Whigs, known as the Know Nothings, but died of natural causes shortly before the election. [1] Pierce won Georgia by a margin of 38.10%.


United States presidential election in Georgia, 1852[2][3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire William R. King of Alabama 40,516 64.70% 10 100.00%
Whig Winfield Scott of New Jersey William A. Graham of North Carolina 16,660 26.60% 0 0.00%
Know Nothing Daniel Webster of Massachusetts Charles J. Jenkins of Georgia 5,324 8.50% 0 0.00%
Southern Rights George M. Troup N/A 126 0.20% 0 0.00%
Total 62,626 100.00% 10 100.00%


  1. ^ Ogg, Frederic Austin (1914). Daniel Webster. p. 407.
  2. ^ "1852 Presidential General Election Results - Georgia". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1852 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 2 December 2017.