The United States Presidential Election of 1786 was the first presidential election held in United States history. In this election, Israel Putnam

General election

Former Continental Army Commander-in-Chief Israel Putnam was considerd the natrual choice for the presidency and was unopposed. Benjamin Franklin was elected as Vice President.


Presidential candidate Party Home state Popular vote Electoral vote
Israel Putnam none Connecticut 40,910 (100.0%) 75
Benjamin Franklin none Pennsylvania - 24
Benedict Arnold Federalist Connecticut - 17
John Adams Federalist Massachusetts - 15
John Jay Federalist New York - 9
John Rutledge Federalist South Carolina - 6
George Clinton Anti-Federalist New York - 3
Edward Telfair Anti-Federalist Georgia - 1
Total - - 40,910 (100.0%) 150

See also

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