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Louisiana: Governors


Governors of Louisiana, 1812-2016 (May be incomplete!)
William C. C. Claiborne 1812-16 Jacques Philippe Villere 1816-20 Thomas Bolling Robertson 1820-24 Henry Schuyler Thibodeaux 1824 Henry S. Johnson 1824-28 Pierre A. C. B. Derbigny 1828-29 Armand Julie Beauvais 1829-30 Jacques Dupre 1830-31 André Bienvenu Roman 1831-35 Edward D. White 1835-39 André Bienvenu Roman 1839-43 Alexandre Mouton 1843-46 Isaac Johnson 1846-50 Joseph Marshall Walker 1850-53 Paul Octave Hébert 1853-56 Robert Charles Wickliffe 1856-60 Thomas Overton Moore 1860-64 George F. Shepley 1862-64 Henry Watkins Allen 1864-65 Michael Hahn 1864-65 J. Madison Wells 1865-67 Benjamin F. Flanders 1867-68 Joshua Baker 1868 Henry C. Warmoth 1868-72 P. B. S. Pinchback 1872-73 William P. Kellogg 1873-77 John McEnery 1873 Francis T. Nicholls 1877-80 Louis A. Wiltz 1880-81 Samuel D. McEnery 1881-88 Francis T. Nicholls 1888-92 Murphy J. Foster 1892-1900 William Wright Heard 1900-04 Newton C. Blanchard 1904-08 Jared Y. Sanders 1908-12 Luther E. Hall 1912-16 Ruffin G. Pleasant 1916-20 John M. Parker 1920-24 Henry L. Fuqua 1924-26 Oramel Hinckley Simpson 1926-28 Huey P. Long 1928-32 Alvin O. King 1932 O. K. Allen 1932-36 James A. Noe 1936 Richard W. Leche 1936-39 Earl Long 1939-40 Sam H. Jones 1940-44 Jimmie Davis 1944-48 Earl Long 1948-52 Robert F. Kennon 1952-56 Earl Long 1956-60 Jimmie Davis 1960-64 John McKeithen 1964-72 Edwin Edwards 1972-80 David C. Treen 1980-84 Edwin Edwards 1984-88 Charles Roemer III 1988-92 Edwin Edwards 1992-96 M. J. 'Mike' Foster 1996- Kathleen B. Blanco 2004 Bobby Jindal 2008-16

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1816 Jul 1: Jacques Philippe Villere, elected.
  • 1820: Thomas Bolling Robertson, elected.
  • 1824: Henry S. Johnson, elected; Jacques Philippe Villere, defeated.
  • 1828: Pierre A. C. B. Derbigny, elected.
  • 1829 Oct 6: Pierre A. C. B. Derbigny, died in office.
  • 1834: John Bennett Dawson, defeated.
  • 1849: Alexandre de Clouet, defeated.
  • 1850: Denis Prieur (Dem), defeated.
  • 1872: John McEnery, elected.
  • 1879 Dec 8: Louis A. Wiltz, elected.
  • 1881 Oct 16: Louis A. Wiltz, died in office.
  • 1903: Leon Jastremski, defeated.
  • 1904: William J. Behan (Rep), defeated.
  • 1907: Leon Jastremski, defeated.
  • 1912 Apr 16: Luther E. Hall (Dem), elected; H.S. Suthon (Rep), defeated; J. R. Jones (Ind), defeated.
  • 1916 Apr 18: Ruffin G. Pleasant (Dem), elected; John M. Parker (Progressive), defeated; Horace Noonan (Ind), defeated.
  • 1920 Apr 20: John M. Parker (Dem), elected; J. Stewart Thompson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1924 Apr 22: Henry L. Fuqua (Dem), elected; James S. Millikin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1926 Oct 11: Henry L. Fuqua, died in office.
  • 1928: Oramel Hinckley Simpson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Apr 17: Huey P. Long (Dem), elected; E. J. Claire (Rep), defeated.
  • 1932 Apr 19: O. K. Allen (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1936 Jan 28: O. K. Allen, died in office.
  • 1936 Apr 20: Richard W. Leche (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1940: James H. Morrison (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1940 Apr 16: Sam H. Jones (Dem), elected; William W. Tuttle (Rep), defeated.
  • 1944: Lewis L. Morgan (Dem), defeated in primary; James H. Morrison (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1944 Apr 21: Jimmie Davis (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1948: James H. Morrison (Dem), defeated in primary; Sam H. Jones (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1948 Apr 20: Earl Long (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1952: Hale Boggs (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1952 Apr 22: Robert F. Kennon (Dem), elected; Harrison G. Bagwell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1959: William M. Rainach (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1963: Gillis W. Long, defeated for nomination; Robert F. Kennon, defeated.
  • 1964: Charlton H. Lyons, Sr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1971: J. Bennett Johnston (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1972: David C. Treen (Rep), defeated.
  • 1975: Bob Jones, defeated.
  • 1983: David C. Treen (Rep), defeated.
  • 1987: W. J. 'Billy' Tauzin (Dem), defeated; Robert L. Livingston, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1991: Clyde C. Holloway (Rep), defeated.
  • 1995: Mary L. Landrieu, defeated.
  • 1999 Oct 23: M. J. 'Mike' Foster (Rep), elected; William J. Jefferson (Dem), defeated.
  • 2003 Oct 4: Bobby Jindal (Rep), advanced to runoff; Kathleen B. Blanco (Dem), advanced to runoff; Richard P. Ieyoub (Dem), defeated; Claude Leach (Dem), defeated; Randy Ewing (Dem), defeated; Hunt Downer (Rep), defeated; Alan Algood (Rep), defeated; Dat Barthel (Dem), defeated; Patrick E. Landry (Ind), defeated; Eddie Mangin (Ind), defeated; J. D. 'Boudreaux' Estilette (Ind), defeated; J. E. Jumonville, Jr. (Dem), defeated; John M. Simoneaux, Jr. (Ind), defeated; Quentin R. Brown, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Mike Stagg (Dem), defeated; Richard McCoy (Dem), defeated; Fred Robertson (Dem), defeated.
  • 2003 Nov 15: Kathleen B. Blanco (Dem), elected; Bobby Jindal (Rep), defeated.
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