1904 United States presidential election

30th quadrennial U.S. presidential election

The 1904 United States presidential election occurred on November 8, 1904. It was the 30th election in the history of the United States. The election was won by incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt, who had been president since the death of William McKinley in 1901.

1904 United States presidential election

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476 members of the Electoral College
239 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout65.5%[1] Decrease 8.2 pp
Nominee Theodore Roosevelt Alton B. Parker
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New York
Running mate Charles W. Fairbanks Henry G. Davis
Electoral vote 336 140
States carried 32 13
Popular vote 7,630,457 5,083,880
Percentage 56.4% 37.6%

Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Roosevelt/Fairbanks, blue denotes those won by Parker/Davis. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt

Elected President

Theodore Roosevelt

This election was between incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt of New York and Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals Alton B. Parker. Roosevelt won the election with 336 electoral votes. Parker got only 140 electoral votes.

Nominations change

Republican Party change

Democratic Party change

Nominee change

  • Alton B. Parker, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (1898-1904) (Nominee)

Unsuccessfully ran for Nomination change

  • William Randolph Hearst, Congressman of New York (1903-1907)
  • Francis Cockrell, Senator of Missouri (1875-1905)
  • Richard Olney, former U.S Secretary of State from Massachusetts (1895-1897)
  • Edward C. Wall, former Chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (1890-1896)
  • George Gray, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1899-1914)
  • Nelson A. Miles, former Commanding General of the US Army and Military Governor of Puerto Rico (1895-1903; 1898)

Declined to run change

References change

  1. "National General Election VEP Turnout Rates, 1789-Present". United States Election Project. CQ Press.