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List of United States National Republican and Whig Party presidential tickets

This is a list of the candidates for the offices of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States of the defunct National Republican Party and the defunct Whig Party. The Whigs were not a direct continuation of the National Republican Party, but most former National Republicans did join the Whigs in the 1830s.

National Republican Party tickets, 1828–1832Edit

Presidential
Nominee
1828 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
  John Quincy Adams (President 1825–1829)
State: Massachusetts
Born: July 11, 1767
Died: February 23, 1848
Richard Rush
State: Pennsylvania
Born: August 29, 1780
Died: July 30, 1859
 
Opponent
Andrew Jackson
(D-TN)
1828 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Jackson/Calhoun 642,553 (55.9%) - Adams/Rush 500,897 (43.7%)
Electoral vote: Jackson/Calhoun 178 - Adams/Rush 83
Opponent
John C. Calhoun
(D-SC)
Presidential
Nominee
1832 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
  Henry Clay
State: Kentucky
Born: April 12, 1777
Died: June 29, 1852
John Sergeant
State: Pennsylvania
Born: December 5, 1779
Died: November 23, 1852
 
Opponent
Andrew Jackson
(D-TN)

William Wirt
(Anti-Masonic-MD)
1832 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Jackson/Van Buren 701,780 (54.7%) - Clay/Sargent 484,205 (36.9%) -
Wirt/Ellmaker 100,715 (7.8%)
Electoral vote: Jackson/Van Buren 219 - Clay/Sargent 49 - Wirt/Ellmaker 7
Opponent
Martin Van Buren
(D-NY)
Amos Ellmaker
(Anti-Masonic-PA)

Whig Party tickets, 1836–1852Edit

Presidential
Nominees
1836 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominees
William H. Harrison
(W-OH)

Hugh Lawson White
(W-TN)

Daniel Webster
(W-MA)
1836 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Van Buren/Johnson 764,176 (50.8%) - Harrison/Granger 550,816 (36.6%)
- White/Tyler 146,109 (9.7%) - Webster/Granger 41,201 (2.7%)
Electoral vote: President:Van Buren 170 - Harrison 73 - White 26 - Webster 14
Vice President: Johnson 147-Granger 77- Tyler 47- Smith 23

Francis Granger
(W-NY)
John Tyler (W-VA)
Presidential
Nominee
1840 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
  William H. Harrison (President 1841)[1]
State:Ohio
Born:February 9, 1773
Died April 4, 1841
John Tyler (Vice-President 1841)
State: Virginia
Born: March 29, 1790
Died: January 18, 1862
 
Opponent
Martin Van Buren
(D-NY)

1840 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Van Buren 1,128,854 (46.8%) - Harrison/Tyler 1,275,390 (52.9%)
Electoral vote: Van Buren/Johnson 60 Harrison/Tyler 234
Opponent
Richard M. Johnson (D-KY)
Presidential
Nominee
1844 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
  Henry Clay
State: Kentucky
Born:April 12, 1777
Died: June 29, 1852
Theodore
Frelinghuysen

State: New Jersey
Born: March 28, 1787
Died: April 12, 1862
 
Opponent
James K. Polk (D-TN)
1844 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Polk/Dallas 1,339,494 (49.5%) - Clay/Frelinghuysen 1,300,004 (49.1%)
Electoral vote: Polk/Dallas 170 - Clay/Frelinghuysen 105
Opponent
George Dallas (D-PA)
Presidential
Nominee
1848 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
  Zachary Taylor (President 1849–50)[2]
State: Louisiana
Born:November 24, 1784
Died July 9, 1850
Millard Fillmore (Vice-President 1849–50)
State: New York
Born January 7, 1800
Died:March 8, 1874
 
Opponent
Lewis Cass (D-MI)
Martin Van Buren (F-NY)
1848 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Cass/Butler 1,223,460 (42.5%) Taylor/Fillmore 1,361,393 (47.1%) -
Van Buren/Adams 291,501 (10.1%)
Electoral vote: Cass/Butler Taylor/Fillmore - Van Buren/Adams
Opponents
William O. Butler (D-KY)
Charles Francis Adams (F-MA)
Presidential
Nominee
1852 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
  Winfield Scott
State: New Jersey
Born:June 13, 1786
Died: May 29, 1866
William A.Graham
State: North Carolina
Born: September 5, 1804
Died: August 11, 1875
 
Opponent
Franklin Pierce
(D-NH)

John P. Hale
(F-NH)

1852 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Pierce/King 1,607,510 (50.8%) - Scott/Graham 1,386,942 (43.9%) -
Hale/Julian 155,210 (4.9%)
Electoral vote: Pierce/King 254 - Scott/Graham 42
Opponent
William R. King (D-AL)
George Washington Julian (F-IN)

American Party and Whig Party ticket, 1856Edit

The collapse of the Whigs after 1852 left political chaos. Even though the party disintegrated, it continued to win some elections under its own banner, as the "Opposition Party", or as the American Party. The American, or "Know-Nothing" Party, formed from various prohibitionist and nativist movements, based originally on the secret Know-Nothing lodges. It was a moralistic party that appealed to the middle class fear of corruption, which it identified with Catholics, especially the recent Irish immigrants who seemed to bring crime, corruption, poverty and bossism as soon as they arrived. Remnants of the Whig party met once more in convention in 1856, and nominated the Know Nothing's nominees in order to provide a "centerist" pro-slavery alternative to James Buchanan.

Presidential
Nominee
1856 (in coalition with the American party-lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
  Millard Fillmore
State: New York
Born January 7, 1800
Died:March 8, 1874
Career: President
(1850-1853)
Vice President
(1849-1850)
U.S. House of Representatives
(1833-1835, 1837-1843)
Andrew J. Donelson
State: Tennessee
Born: August 25, 1799
Died: June 26, 1871
 
Opponents
James Buchanan
(D-PA)

John C. Fremont
(R-CA)
1856 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Buchanan/Breckinridge 1,836,072 (45.3%) - Frémont/Dayton 1,342,345 (33.1%) -
Fillmore/Donelson 873,053 (21.5%)
Electoral vote: Buchanan/Breckinridge 174 - Frémont/Dayton 114 - Fillmore/Donelson 8
Opponents
John C. Breckinridge (D-KY)
William L. Dayton (R-NJ)

Constitutional Union Party ticket, 1860Edit

The Republican Party was more driven, in terms of ideology and talent; it surpassed the hapless Whig/American Party coalition in 1856. By 1858 the Republicans controlled majorities in every Northern state, and hence controlled the electoral votes for president in 1860.[3] The tattered remnants of the Coalition's southern wing, under the name, "Constitutional Union Party", ran a ticket in order to prevent secession. They were joined by a few anti-secessionist Southern Democrats. Nearly all of the Northern wing had already joined the Republicans; the only free states where the Constitutional Union Party garnered more than 3% were Massachusetts and California.

Presidential
Nominee
1860 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
  John Bell
State: Tennessee
Born: February 18, 1796
Died: September 10, 1869
Edward Everett
State: Massachusetts
Born: April 11, 1794
Died: January 15, 1865
 
Opponents
Abraham Lincoln (R-IL)
Stephen A. Douglas (D-IL)
John C. Breckinridge (SD-KY)
1860 United States presidential election
Popular vote: Douglas/Johnson 1,380,202 (29.5%) - Lincoln/Hamlin 1,865,908 (39.7%) -
Breckinridge/Lane 848,019 (18.2%) - Bell/Everett 590,901 (12.7%)
Electoral vote: Douglas/Johnson 12 - Lincoln/Hamlin 180 -
Breckinridge/Lane 72 - Bell/Everett 39
Opponents
Hannibal Hamlin
(R-ME)

Herschel V. Johnson (D-GA)
Joseph Lane (SD-OR)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Died in office (pnemonia)
  2. ^ Died in office (intestinal infection)
  3. ^ Gienap (1987); Holt (1978)