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US Election 1852

Election of 1852 Summary

In 1850, Millard Fillmore took over from Zachary Taylor after his death. Also, notable to mention, it was the first time California could vote in a US election.

The Democratic Party had a dark horse with Franklin Pierce as their nomination. He was put against Winfield Scott.

But Pierce won in a surprising landslide victory with 254 electoral votes. Scott could only pull together 42 electoral votes.

Franklin Pierce

Fourteenth president of the United States

Vice President: William R. King
Total Electoral Votes: 254
Electoral Vote: 86%
Political Party: Democratic

Franklin Pierce

1852 Election Timeline

1840: William Henry Harrison
1844: James Polk
1848: Zachary Taylor
1852: Franklin Pierce

1856: James Buchanan
1860: Abraham Lincoln
1864: Abraham Lincoln
1868: Ulysses Grant

US Election 1852 Timeline

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