United States Presidential Election 1972

In the US presidential election of 1972, Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon swept the election results with a victory margin of over 23%.
Strong US economy, Ending of Vietnam War by Nixon helped him to win the 1972 election by a landslide.

1972 Presidential Election Results

Richard NixonRepublican Party
George McGovernDemocratic Party

1972 presidential election results

Political situation during election of 1972:

1. Most American soldiers brought back from the Vietnam War.
2. Strong US Economy.
3. Cold War Continues.

Close States (margin<6%):


Population by Race for the United States : Year 1970

1970 united states race diversity

Presidential Candidates for the Election of 1972 :

Biography of Richard Nixon (Republican presidential candidate):

President Richard Nixon was born January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California. Educated in public schools in Whittier, California, he was graduated from Whittier College in 1934 and the Duke University Law School three years later. He practiced law in Whittier until 1942, served briefly as an attorney with the Office of Price Administration in Washington and joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific theatre. In 1946 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served two terms. He was elected to the U.S. Senate from California in 1950. In '1952 and 1956 he was elected and re-elected Vice President of the United States with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
From 1960 until 1968 President Nixon practiced law in Los Angeles and New York but found time to travel extensively in other countries, meeting with leaders of many nations and pursuing his long-time interest in foreign affairs. In 1968 he was nominated for the Presidency on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention and on November 5 of that year he was elected President of the United States. During his first term President Nixon has taken bold and imaginative steps to deal with the many grave problems which faced the nation both at home and abroad when he took office in 1969.

Biography of George S McGovern (Democratic presidential candidate):

George S. McGovern was born on July 19, 11922, in Avon, South Dakota. His father was a Wesleyan Methodist Minister. McGovern received a Bachelor's degree from Dakota Wesleyan and a Doctorate in history from Northwestern University. He is married to the former Eleanor Stegeberg and they have five children.
During World War II he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and flew 35 missions over Europe as a bomber pilot. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor.
McGovern served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1960 he was appointed Director, Food for Peace by President Kennedy. He has been twice elected to the U.S. S~nate from South Dakota.