The 1872 United States presidential election in Maryland took place on November 5, 1872. All contemporary 37 states were part of the 1872 United States presidential election. The state voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.
Maryland was won by the Liberal Republican and Democratic nominees, former Congressman Horace Greeley of New York and his running mate former Senator and Governor Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri. Greely and Brown defeated the Republican nominees, incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois and his running mate Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts.
Greeley won the state by a narrow margin of 0.68%. However, he died prior to the Electoral College meeting, allowing for Maryland's eight electors to vote for the candidate of their choice.
|1872 United States presidential election in Maryland|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||Popular vote||Electoral vote|
|Liberal Republican||Horace Greeley of New York||Benjamin Gratz Brown of Missouri||67,687||50.34%||0[a]||0.00%|
|Democratic||Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana||N/A of N/A||0.00%||8||100.00%|
|Republican||Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois||Henry Wilson of Massachusetts||66,760||49.66%||0||0.00%|
- "American presidential election, 1872". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
- "1872 Presidential General Election Results - Maryland".
- Greeley died after the election, but prior to the Electoral College meeting, and was thus ineligible for the office of President. Greeley had won 8 pledged electors, of which all cast their votes for other Democrats.