1912 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1912

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg William Howard Taft - Harris and Ewing.jpg Theodore Roosevelt-Pach.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson William Howard Taft Theodore Roosevelt
Party Democratic Republican Progressive
Home state New Jersey Ohio New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Nicholas M. Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Hiram Johnson
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 133,021 60,475 54,041
Percentage 52.80% 24.00% 21.45%

President before election

William Howard Taft

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

The 1912 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Tennessee voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Tennessee was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 52.80% of the popular vote, against the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (ROhio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 24.00% of the popular vote, the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 21.45% of the popular vote and the five-time candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States Eugene V. Debs (SIndiana), running with the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States Emil Seidel, with 1.41% of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Hawkins County voted for the Democratic candidate, as well as the last election in which Blount County, Washington County, Sevier County, Carter County, Jefferson County, Henderson County, Grainger County, Scott County, Unicoi County, and Johnson County did not vote for the Republican candidate.


United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1912[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 133,021 52.80%
Republican William Howard Taft 60,475 24.00%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 54,041 21.45%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 3,564 1.41%
Prohibition Stuart Hamblen 832 0.33%
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 420 0.14%
Total votes 251,933 100%


  1. ^ a b "1912 Presidential Election Results Tennessee".