United States presidential election, 1836

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Andrew Jackson decided not to run for a third term, but his Vice President, Martin Van Buren was running on the Democratic platform. This time military hero, William Henry Harrison, ran on the new Whig party platform. Jackson's popularity helped Jackson with his campaign. The results showed:

candidates popular vote electoral vote
Martin Van Buren 765,483 170
William Henry Harrison shared 73
Hugh L. White shared 26
Daniel Webster shared 14
W.P. Mangum shared 11



  1. A Pictoral History of the U.S. Presidents, by Clare Gibson, Gramercy Books, 2001, p. 119.