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OfficeVice President
TypeWhig Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 20, 1852 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 20, 1852 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 20, 1852 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1853 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1857 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedRBH April 17, 2011 11:48pm
Data SourcesNew York Times 6/22/1852
Convention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

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1st VP Ballot - WNC 1852
ContenderNortheast Slave Free West Total
William A. Graham NC3034 468
Edward Bates MO381742 97
James A. Pearce MD 634 2 42
Others 3635 18 55
Total 110 120 66 296
After the contentious nomination of Winfield Scott for President, the Whig National Convention assembled on the evening of 6/20/1852 for its final session. Several states began the session with statements of support for Scott.

The convention then turned to the vice presidential nomination. Each state was called to place a name in contention, but most contenders who were on the floor declined to run when mentioned. The delegates scattered their votes among several contenders, with three garnering the most support. Edward Bates placed first; he carried a string of states beginning with Pennsylvania and extending west to Missouri. William A. Graham was strongest in states along the eastern seaboard, stretching from his home state of North Carolina into New England. James A. Pearce received the bulk of his support from slave states. For some reason, when the votes were tallied, Gr

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Name Secretary of the Navy William A. Graham Rep. Edward Bates Sen. James Alfred Pearce John Watkins Crockett, Jr. Rep. Edward Stanly Sen. Willie P. Mangum Attorney General John J. Crittenden
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Uncertified Votes296 (56.49%) 97 (18.51%) 42 (8.02%) 19 (3.63%) 14 (2.67%) 10 (1.91%) 10 (1.91%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -199 (-37.98%) -254 (-48.47%) -277 (-52.86%) -282 (-53.82%) -286 (-54.58%) -286 (-54.58%)
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Name James L. Pettigru Abstaining Sen. James C. Jones Sen. John Bell Gov. Thomas Brown Albert G. Williams Rep. Henry W. Hilliard
PartyWhig Whig Whig Whig Whig Whig Whig
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Uncertified Votes7 (1.34%) 5 (0.95%) 5 (0.95%) 5 (0.95%) 3 (0.57%) 3 (0.57%) 2 (0.38%)
Margin-289 (-55.15%) -291 (-55.53%) -291 (-55.53%) -291 (-55.53%) -293 (-55.92%) -293 (-55.92%) -294 (-56.11%)
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