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Presidential Election of 1904: A Resource Guide

Theodore Roosevelt defeated challenger Alton B. Parker in the 1904 presidential election. This guide provides access to digital materials at the Library of Congress, links to external websites, and a print bibliography.


Incumbent Theodore Roosevelt defeated Democratic challenger Alton B. Parker in the 1904 presidential election. With his landslide victory, Roosevelt became the first president to win a full term after assuming the office upon the death of his predecessor.

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1904, including manuscripts, broadsides, prints, political cartoons, films, and newspaper articles. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1904 that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on the 1900 election and a selected bibliography.

1904 Presidential Election Results [1]

Political Party Presidential Nominee VP Nominee Electoral College Popular Vote
Republican Theodore Roosevelt Charles Fairbanks 336 7,625,599
Democratic Alton B. Parker Henry Davis 140 5,083,501


1. Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010), 145, 235.