United States presidential election in Ohio, 1856

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United States presidential election in Ohio, 1856

← 1852 November 4, 1856 1860 →
  JCFrémont.jpg Hon. James Buchanan - NARA - 528318-crop.jpg Millard Fillmore by Brady Studio 1855-65-crop.jpg
Nominee John C. Frémont James Buchanan Millard Fillmore
Party Republican Democratic Know Nothing
Home state California Pennsylvania Ohio
Running mate William L. Dayton John C. Breckinridge Andrew Jackson Donelson
Electoral vote 23 0 0
Popular vote 187,497 170,874 28,126
Percentage 48.51% 44.21% 7.28%

President before election

Franklin Pierce

Elected President

James Buchanan

The 1856 United States presidential election in Ohio took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose 23 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Ohio was won by California Senator John C. Frémont (RGeorgia), running with Director of New Jersey Senator William L. Dayton, with 48.51% of the popular vote, against Senator James Buchanan (DPennsylvania), running with Representative and future presidential candidate in the 1860 presidential election John C. Breckinridge, with 44.21% of the popular vote and the 13th president of the United States Millard Fillmore (ANew York), running with the 2nd United States Ambassador to Germany Andrew Jackson Donelson, with 7.28% of the popular vote[1].


United States presidential election in Ohio, 1860[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John C. Frémont 187,497 48.51%
Democratic James Buchanan 170,874 44.21%
Know Nothing Millard Fillmore 28,126 7.28%
Total votes 386,497 100%


  1. ^ "1856 Presidential Election Results Ohio".
  2. ^ "1860 Presidential Election Results Ohio".
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