1856 United States presidential election in Missouri

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  Hon. James Buchanan - NARA - 528318-crop.jpg Millard Fillmore by Brady Studio 1855-65-crop.jpg
Nominee James Buchanan Millard Fillmore
Party Democratic Know Nothing
Home state Pennsylvania New York
Running mate John C. Breckinridge Andrew J. Donelson
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 57,964 48,522
Percentage 54.43% 45.57%

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

The 1856 United States presidential election in Missouri was held on November 4, 1856. Missouri voters chose seven electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president.

Missouri voted for the Democratic nominee James Buchanan, who received 54% of the vote.[1]

Republican Party nominee John C. Frémont was not on the ballot.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time Gasconade County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[2]


1856 United States presidential election in Missouri
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Buchanan 57,964 54.43%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore 48,522 45.57%
Total votes 106,486 100%


  1. ^ "1856 Presidential General Election Results - Missouri". David Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  2. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 239-246 ISBN 0786422173