Election of 1872

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Liberal Republicans and the northern Democrats in 1872 were Horace Greeley and B. Gratz Brown. Greeley died Nov. 29, 1872, before his 66 electors voted. In the electoral balloting for president, 63 of Greeley's votes were scattered among four other men, including Brown.