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Encyclopedia > Governor of Louisiana

List of Governors of Louisiana


First French Era

  • Sieur Sauvole de la Villantry 1699-1701
  • Jean Baptiste de la Moyne, Sieur de Bienville 1701-1713
  • Antonine de la Mothe Cadillac 1713-1716
  • Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1716-1717
  • De l'Epinay 1717-1718
  • Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1718-1724
  • Pierre Dugue, Sieur de Boisbriant 1724-1726
  • Etienne Perier 1726-1733
  • Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1733-1743
  • Pierre de Cavagnal, Marquis de Vaudreuil 1743-1753
  • Louis Billouart, Chevalier de Kerlerec 1753-1763
  • Jean Jacques D'Abbadie 1763-1765
  • Charles Philippe Aubry 1765-1766

France to Spain transition period

  • Charles Philippe Aubry 1766-1769
  • Antonio de Ulloa 1766-1768 (Appointed by Spain, not recognized by the colony)

Era of rule by Spain

  • Alejandro O'Reilly (Captain General) 1769
  • Luis de Unzaga 1770-1777
  • Bernardo de Galvez 1777-1785
  • Estevan Miro 1785-1791
  • Francisco Luis Hector, Baron de Carondelet 1791-1797
  • Manuel Gayoso de Lemos 1797-1798
  • Sebastian de la Puerta y O'Farril, Marquis de Casa Calvo 1799-1801
  • Juan Manuel de Salcedo 1801-1803

Second French period

  • Pierre Clement de Laussat 1803

United States territorial period

Note: from 1804 to 1812, what would later become the State of Louisiana was known as the "Orleans Territory". The contemporary "Louisiana Territory" was to the north, and did not including modern Louisiana.

First period of U.S. statehood

Name Party Dates
William C. C. Claiborne Jeff. Rep. 1812-1816
Jacques Villeré Jeff. Rep. 1816-1820
Thomas B. Robertson Jeff. Rep. 1820-1824
Henry S. Thibodaux Jeff. Rep. 1824-1824
Henry Johnson Jeff. Rep. 1824-1828
Pierre Derbigny Jeff. Rep. 1828-1829
Armand Beauvais Jeff. Rep. 1829-1830
Jacques Dupre Jeff. Rep. 1830-1831
Andre B. Roman Whig 1831-1835
Edward D. White Whig 1835-1839
Andre B. Roman Whig 1839-1843
Alexandre Mouton Democratic 1843-1846
Isaac Johnson Democratic 1846-1850
Joseph Marshall Walker Democratic 1850-1853
Paul O. Hebert Democratic 1853-1856
Robert C. Wickliffe Democratic 1856-1860
Thomas O. Moore Democratic 1860-1862

American Civil War Era

Governors of Confederate States of America held territory in Louisiana

  • Thomas Overton Moore Democratic 1862-1864
  • Henry W. Allen Democratic 1864-1865

Governors of Union held territory in Louisiana

  • George F. Shepley 1862-1864
  • Michael Hahn Republican 1864-1865

Reconstruction Era

Name Party Dates
James M. Wells Republican 1865-1867
Benjamin Flanders Republican 1867-1868
Joshua Baker Republican 1868-1868

Second U.S. Statehood Era

Name Party Dates
Henry C. Warmoth Republican 1868-1872
P. B. S. Pinchback Republican 1872-1873
John McEnery Democratic 1873-1873
William P. Kellogg Republican 1873-1877
Francis T. Nicholls Democratic 1877-1880
Louis A. Wiltz Democratic 1880-1881
Samuel D. McEnery Democratic 1881-1888
Francis T. Nicholls Democratic 1888-1892
Murphy J. Foster Democratic 1892-1900
William W. Heard Democratic 1900-1904
Newton C. Blanchard Democratic 1904-1908
Jared Y. Sanders Democratic 1908-1912
Luther E. Hall Democratic 1912-1916
Ruffin G. Pleasant Democratic 1916-1920
John M. Parker Democratic 1920-1924
Henry L. Fuqua Democratic 1924-1926
Oramel H. Simpson Democratic 1926-1928
Huey Pierce Long Democratic 1928-1932
Alvin Olin King Democratic 1932-1932
Oscar K. Allen Democratic 1932-1936
James A. Noe Democratic 1936-1936
Richard W. Leche Democratic 1936-1939
Earl K. Long Democratic 1939-1940
Sam H. Jones Democratic 1940-1944
Jimmie H. Davis Democratic 1944-1948
Earl K. Long Democratic 1948-1952
Robert F. Kennon Democratic 1952-1956
Earl K. Long Democratic 1956-1960
Jimmie H. Davis Democratic 1960-1964
John J. McKeithen Democratic 1964-1972
Edwin W. Edwards Democratic 1972-1980
David C. Treen Republican 1980-1984
Edwin W. Edwards Democratic 1984-1988
Buddy Roemer Republican 1988-1992
Edwin W. Edwards Democratic 1992-1996
Mike Foster, Jr. Republican 1996-2004
Kathleen Blanco Democratic 2004-

  Results from FactBites:
Kathleen Blanco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1462 words)
On November 15, 2003, she was elected Governor of Louisiana, defeating Republican opponent Bobby Jindal in a run-off election by a margin of 52% to 48% and becoming the first woman to hold the office.
Governor Blanco is currently grappling with the massive damages to the State of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Governor Blanco was also criticized for allegedly having only a minor subset of her available National Guard troops standing by on ready, and for not being able to provide relief supplies and standby medical or other first responder personnel to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for the victims of the hurricane.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Louisiana (5743 words)
The founders of Louisiana had made the mistake of neglecting the banks of the Mississippi, when the fort on the river was abandoned in 1705, and, although there was Old Biloxi and Mobile, the settlement could not proposer as long as it was limited in its site to the land on the gulf.
The inhabitants of Louisiana resolved to expel the foreign governor, and held a meeting in New Orleans, where it was decided to present a petition to the Superior Council on 28 Oct., 1768.
The present state of Louisiana is bounded on the south by the Gulf of Mexico; on the east by the state of Mississippi; on the west by the State of Texas, and on the north by the State of Arkansas.
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