Political party strength in Tennessee

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Tennessee:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Carter County Republican (CCR),       Democratic (D),       Democratic/Military (DM),       Democratic-Republican (DR),       Farmers' Alliance (FA),       Know Nothing (K-N),       Republican (R),       Whig (W), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive office State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1790 William Blount (DR)[1]
1791
1792
1793
1794
1795
1796 John Sevier (DR)
1797 William C. C. Claiborne (DR)
1798
1799 Joseph Anderson (DR)
1800
1801 Archibald Roane (DR) William Dickson (DR)
1802
1803 John Sevier (DR) 3 DR
1804
1805
1806
1807
1808
1809 Willie Blount (DR)
1810
1811
1812
1813 6 DR
1814
1815 Joseph McMinn (DR)
1816
1817
1818
1819
1820
1821 William Carroll (DR) 5 DR (6th vacant)
1822
1823 9 DR (Jacksonian)
1824
1825
1826
1827 Sam Houston (DR)
1828
1829 William Hall (D)
William Carroll (D)
1830
1831
1832
1833
1834
1835 Newton Cannon (W)
1836
1837 10W, 3D
1838
1839 James K. Polk (D) 7W, 6D
1840
1841 James C. Jones (W) 8W, 5D
1842
1843 6D, 5W
1844
1845 Aaron V. Brown (D) Hopkins L. Turney (D)
1846
1847 Neill S. Brown (W)
1848
1849 William Trousdale (D) 7D, 4W
1850
1851 William B. Campbell (W)
1852
1853 Andrew Johnson (D) 5D, 5W
1854 6W, 4D
1855 5D, 5K-N
1856
1857 Isham G. Harris (D) 7D, 3K-N
1858
1859 7O, 3D
1860
1861
1862 Andrew Johnson (DM)
1863 American Civil War no elections
1864
1865 Edward H. East (R)[2]
William G. Brownlow (R)
1866
1867 8R
1868
1869 Dewitt Clinton Senter (R) William G. Brownlow (R)
1870
1871 John C. Brown (D) 6D, 2R
1872
1873 7R, 3D
1874
1875 James D. Porter (D) 9D, 1R
1876
1877 8D, 2R
1878
1879 Albert S. Marks (D) 9D, 1R
1880
1881 Alvin Hawkins (R) 7D, 3R
1882
1883 William B. Bate (D) 8D, 2R
1884
1885 7D, 3R
1886
1887 Robert Love Taylor (D) 8D, 2R
1888
1889 7D, 3R
1890
1891 John P. Buchanan (FA) 8D, 2R
1892
1893 Peter Turney (D)
1894
1895 6D, 4R
1896
1897 Robert Love Taylor (D) 8D, 2R
1898
1899 Benton McMillin (D)
1900
1901
1902
1903 James B. Frazier (D)
1904
1905 John I. Cox (D)
1906
1907 Malcolm R. Patterson (D)
1908
1909
1910
1911 Ben W. Hooper (R) Luke Lea (D)
1912
1913 John K. Shields (D)
1914
1915 Tom C. Rye (D)
1916
1917 Kenneth McKellar (D)
1918
1919 A. H. Roberts (D)
1920
1921 Alfred A. Taylor (R) 5D, 5R
1922
1923 Austin Peay (D)[3] 8D, 2R
1924
1925
1926
1927 Henry Hollis Horton (D)
1928
1929
1930
1931 Cordell Hull (D)
1932
1933 Harry Hill McAlister (D) 7D, 2R
1934
1935
1936
1937 Gordon Browning (D)
1938
1939 Prentice Cooper (D)
1940
1941
1942
1943 8D, 2R
1944
1945 Jim Nance McCord (D)
1946
1947
1948
1949 Gordon Browning (D)
1950
1951
1952
1953 Frank G. Clement (D) Al Gore, Sr. (D) 7D, 2R
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959 Buford Ellington (D)
1960
1961
1962
1963 Frank G. Clement (D) 6D, 3R
1964
1965 Ross Bass
1966
1967 Buford Ellington (D) Howard Baker (R) 5D, 4R
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R)
1969
1970
1971 Winfield Dunn (R) Bill Brock (R)
1972
1973 4R, 3D
1974
1975 Ray Blanton (D) 5D, 3R
1976 Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (D)
1977 Jim Sasser (D)
1978
1979 Lamar Alexander (R)
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R)
1981
1982
1983 6D, 3R
1984
1985 Al Gore (D)
1986
1987 Ned McWherter (D)
1988 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R)
1989
1990
1991
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)
1993 Harlan Matthews (D)
1994 Fred Thompson (R)[4]
1995 Don Sundquist (R) Bill Frist (R) 5R, 4D
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R)
2001
2002
2003 Phil Bredesen (D) Lamar Alexander (R) 5D, 4R
2004
2005
2006
2007 17R, 16D 53D, 46R Bob Corker (R)
16R, 16D, 1I
16R, 15D, 1I
16R, 16D, 1I
2008 John McCain and Sarah Palin (R)
2009 19R, 14D 50R, 49D
49R, 49D, 1CCR[5]
2010 50R, 48D, 1I
2011 Bill Haslam (R) 20R, 13D 64R, 34D, 1I 7R, 2D
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R)
2013 26R, 7D 71R, 27D, 1I
2014
Year Governor State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive office State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Governor of Tennessee Territory.
  2. ^ Served as secretary of state of Tennessee from 1862 until 1865, having been appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. After Johnson was inaugurated as vice president of the United States on March 4, 1865, East became "Acting Governor of Tennessee" until William G. Brownlow, the elected governor of Tennessee, was inaugurated on April 5, 1865. The official Tennessee Blue Book does not include East in its list of former Governors.
  3. ^ Peay is the only Governor of Tennessee to have died in office. He was succeeded by Lieutenant Governor Henry Hollis Horton.
  4. ^ First elected in special election.
  5. ^ On February 10, the executive committee of the Tennessee Republican Party voted to strip Speaker of the House Kent Williams of his party affiliation after he colluded with Democrats to be elected speaker. Williams chose "Carter County Republican" as his new party designation.

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