1948 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1948

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All 12 Tennessee votes to the Electoral College
  Harry S. Truman.jpg ThomasDewey.png StromThurmond.png
Nominee Harry S. Truman Thomas Dewey Strom Thurmond
Party Democratic Republican Dixiecrat
Home state Missouri New York South Carolina
Running mate Alben W. Barkley Earl Warren Fielding L. Wright
Electoral vote 11 0 1
Popular vote 270,402 202,914 73,815
Percentage 49.1% 36.9% 13.4%

President before election

Harry S. Truman

Elected President

Harry S. Truman

The 1948 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 United States presidential election. Tennessee voters chose twelve[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Tennessee was won by incumbent President Harry S. Truman (DMissouri), running with Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 49.14% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas Dewey (RNew York), running with Governor Earl Warren, with 36.87% of the popular vote.[3][4] Truman received eleven of Tennessee's twelve electoral votes, the other was cast in favor of Strom Thurmond by a faithless elector. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Hamilton County voted for the Democratic candidate.


United States presidential election in Alabama, 1956
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Harry S. Truman (inc.) 270,402 49.14% 11
Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond 73,815 13.41% 1
Republican Thomas Dewey 202,914 36.87% 0
Progressive Henry A. Wallace 1,864 0.34% 0
Socialist Norman Thomas 1,288 0.23% 0
Totals 550,283 100.00% 12


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1948 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "1948 Election for the Forty-First Term (1949-53)". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "1948 Presidential General Election Results - North Carolina". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1948". Retrieved October 31, 2017.

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