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United States presidential election, 1972
November 7, 1972
Richard Nixon 1972 Henry M. Jackson 1972B
Nominee Richard Nixon Henry M. Jackson
Party Democratic Socialist
Home state California Washington
Running mate George W. Romney Edmund Muskie
ElectionMap1972 (King of America)
Incumbent President
Hubert Humphrey
Richard Nixon

The United States presidential election of 1972 was the 47th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1972. Incumbent President Hubert Humphrey declined to seek another term in office and endorsed Vice President Henry M. Jackson for the presidency. The election was one of the narrowest in history with Senator Richard Nixon narrowly winning 150,000 more votes than Jackson.

Democratic Party

U.S. Democratic Party logo (transparent)
Democratic Party Ticket, 1972
Richard Nixon George W. Romney
for President for Vice President
Richard Nixon-1- George W. Romney official portrait
U.S. Senator from California
Governor of Michigan


Socialist Party

Socialist Party Ticket, 2008
Henry M. Jackson Edmund Muskie
for President for Vice President
HenryJackson Edmund Muskie
32nd Vice President of the United States
U.S. Senator from Maine