Political party strength in Louisiana

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Louisiana:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       American Independent (AI),       Anti-Jacksonian (Anti-J),       Democratic (D),       Democratic-Republican (DR),       Independent (I),       Jackson Democrat (J),       National Republican (NR),       Republican (R),       States' Rights Democratic Party (Dix),       Unionist Democrat (UD),       Whig (W).

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lt. Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Auditor/ Comptroller Ag. and For. Comm. Ins. Comm. Comm. of Elections Register of Lands Superintendent of Education State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1803 William C. C. Claiborne (DR)[1] no such office James Brown (DR)
1804 George W. Morgan
1805 John Graham (DR)
1806 James Brown (DR)
1807
1808
1809 Francois Xavier Martin
1810 Thomas B. Robertson (DR) Louis Moreau-Lislet
1811
1812 William C. C. Claiborne (DR) Louis B. Macarty [2] (DR) J. Montegut [2](DR) 1 DR James Madison and Elbridge Gerry (DR) Green tickY
1813 Francois Xavier Martin(DR) James Brown (DR) Eligius Fromentin (DR)
1814 Jean Baptiste DeJean [2] (DR)
1815 Etienne Mazureau(DR)
1816 James Monroe and Daniel Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
1817 Jacques Villeré (DR) Etienne Mazureau (DR) Louis Moreau-Lislet (DR) William C. C. Claiborne (DR)
1818 Silve Arnaud [2] 1 DR
1819 Thomas B. Robertson (DR) Henry Johnson (DR) [3] James Brown (DR)
1820
1821 Thomas B. Robertson (DR)[4] Pierre Derbigny (Anti-J) Etienne Mazureau (Adams-Clay Rep.) 1Anti-J
1822
1823 2Anti-J, 1J
1824 Issac Trimble Preston Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny
(Adams-Clay Rep.)
Josiah S. Johnston (Anti-J) John Quincy Adams and John C. Calhoun (Anti-J) Green tickY
Henry S. Thibodaux (NR)[5]
1825 Henry Johnson (NR)
1826
1827
1828 Alonzo Morphy Francois Gardere [2] Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun (J) Green tickY
1829 Pierre Derbigny (NR/Anti-J)[6] George A. Waggaman [2](Anti-J) Edward Livingston (J) 1J, 1W, 1Anti-J
Armand Beauvais (NR)[7]
1830 Jacques Dupré (NR)[5] George Eustis, Jr. (W)
1831 Andre B. Roman (W)
1832 George A. Waggaman
(Anti-J)
Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren (J) Green tickY
1833 George Eustis, Jr. (W) Etienne Mazureau (W) Alexander Porter (Anti-J)
1834
1835 Edward Douglass White, Sr. (W) Martin Blache
1836 Robert C. Nicholas (J) Martin Van Buren and Richard Johnson (D) Green tickY
1837 William C. C. Claiborne, Jr. Alexander Mouton (J) 2W, 1J
1838 Alfred E. Forstall
1839 Andre B. Roman (W) Henry Adams Bullard 3W
1840 William Pierce [2] (W) William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (W) Green tickY
1841 Christian Roselius (W) William DeBuys [2] (W) Alexander Barrow (W) Charles Magill Conrad (W) 2W, 1D
1842
1843 Alexandre Mouton (D) Isaac Trimble Preston Henry Johnson (W) 4D
1844 James K. Polk and George M. Dallas (D) Green tickY
1845 Pierre Soulé (D)
1846 Isaac Johnson (D) Charles Gayarré (D) William Augustus Elmore (D) Joseph Marshall Walker [2] (D)
1847 Solomon W. Downs (D)
1848 Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (W) Green tickY
1849 P. E. D. Livaudais [2] (D) Pierre Soulé (D) 3D, 1W
1850 Joseph Marshall Walker (D) Isaac Johnson (D) Charles Greneaux [2] (D)
1851 2D, 2W
1852 George C. McWhorter [2] (D) Franklin Pierce and William R. King (D) Green tickY
1853 Paul Octave Hébert (D) W. W. Farmer (D) Andrew S. Herron (D) Judah P. Benjamin (W) 4D
1854 Isaac Edward Morse (D) John Slidell (D)
1855 Robert C. Wickliffe (D) Robert A. Hunter (D) 3D, 1A
1856 Robert C. Wickliffe (D) Charles Homer Mouton (D) E. Warren Moise (D) James Buchanan and John C. Breckinridge (D) Green tickY
1857
1858
1859 William F. Griffin (D)
1860 Thomas Overton Moore (D) Henry M. Hyams (D) Pliny D. Hardy (D) Thomas Jenkins Semmes (D) B. L. DeFreeze (D) John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane (D) Red XN
1861
1862 Henry M. Hyams (D)[8] James Madison Wells (R)[9]
Thomas Overton Moore (D)[8] George Foster Shepley (general) (M/R)[9]
1863
1864 Benjamin W. Pearce (D)[8] Albert Voorhies (R)[9]| F. S. Goode (D) No Electors Counted
Henry Watkins Allen (D)[8][10] Michael Hahn (R)[11][12]
1865
James Madison Wells (UD)[13][14][15] Stanislas Wrotnoski (UD)
1866 vacant Andrew S. Herron (D) Adam Giffin (UD)
1867
Benjamin Flanders (R)[14][16][17] George E. Bovee (R)[18] B. L. Lynch (R) John S. Harris (R) William Pitt Kellogg (R) 3R, 1D, 1 vac.
1868 Joshua Baker (UD)[14][16][19] Oscar Dunn (R) Antoine Dubuclet (R) Horatio Seymour and Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (D) Red XN
Henry C. Warmoth (R)[20]
1869 Simeon Beldon (R) 4R, 1 vac.
1870 5R
1871 Joseph Rodman West (R)
1872 P. B. S. Pinchback (R)
P. B. S. Pinchback (R)[13] vacant F. J. Herron (R) vacant Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 John McEnery (D)[21] William P. Kellogg (R)[21] Caesar Antoine (R) Jack Wharton (R) Alexander Pope Field (R) 6R
William Pitt Kellogg (R)
1874 P. G. Deslonde (R)
1875 3D, 3R
1876 William H. Hunt (R) James B. Eustis (D) 4D, 2R Rutherford B. Hayes and William Almon Wheeler (R) Green tickY
1877 Stephen B. Packard (R)[22] Francis T. Nicholls (D)[23] Louis A. Wiltz (D) Hiram R. Steele (D) William Pitt Kellogg (R)
Francis T. Nicholls (D)
1878 Will A. Strong (D) Horatio Nash Ogden (D) Edward A. Burke (D) 6D
1879 Benjamin F. Jonas (D)
1880 Louis A. Wiltz (D)[6] Samuel D. McEnery (D) 30D, 5R, 1I Winfield Scott Hancock and William Hayden English (D) Red XN
1881 William A. Robertson (D) James C. Egan (D)
Samuel D. McEnery (D)[24] 5D, 1R
1882 George L. Walton (D)
1883 Randall L. Gibson (D)
1884 Clay Knobloch (D) Oscar Arroyo (D) Milton J. Cunningham (D) Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks (D) Green tickY
1885 29D, 7R James B. Eustis (D)
1886 6D
1887
1888 Francis T. Nicholls (D) James Jeffries (D) Leonard F. Mason (D) Walter H. Rogers (D) William Henry Pipes (D) Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman (D) Red XN
1889 5D, 1R
1890
1891 Edward Douglass White (D) 6D
1892 Murphy J. Foster (D) Charles Parlange (D) T. S. Adams (D) Milton J. Cunningham (D) John Pickett(D) Donelson Caffery (D) Grover Cleveland and Adlai E. Stevenson I (D) Green tickY
1893 Hiram R. Lott (D)
1894 Newton C. Blanchard (D)
1895 Robert H. Snyder (D)
1896 John T. Michel (D) Alexander V. Fournet (D) William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall (4 votes) (D) and Thomas E. Watson (4 votes) (Pop) Red XN
1897 Samuel D. McEnery (D)
1898
1899
1900 William Wright Heard (D) Albert Estopinal (D) Walter Guion (D) LeDoux E. Smith (D) William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson I (D) Red XN
1901 Murphy J. Foster (D)
1902
1903 H. C. Cage (D) 7D
1904 Newton C. Blanchard (D) Jared Y. Sanders, Sr. (D) James M. Smith (D) James Benjamin Aswell (D) Alton B. Parker and Henry G. Davis (D) Red XN
1905
1906
1907
1908 Jared Y. Sanders, Sr. (D)[25] Paul M. Lambremont (D) O. B. Steele (D) T. H. Harris (D) William Jennings Bryan and John Worth Kern (D) Red XN
1909
1910 John R. Thornton (D)
1911
1912 Luther E. Hall (D) Thomas C. Barret (D) Alvin Hebert (D) Ruffin G. Pleasant (D) LeDoux E. Smith (D) Woodrow Wilson and Thomas Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 Joseph E. Ransdell (D) 8D
1914
1915 W. F. Millsaps (D) Robert F. Broussard (D) 7D, 1 Pro
1916 Ruffin G. Pleasant (D) Fernand Mouton (D) James J. Bailey (D) Adolphe V. Coco (D) Henry Hunsicker (D)
1917 Walter Guion (D)
1918
1919 Edward James Gay (D) 8D
1920 John M. Parker (D) Hewitt Bouanchaud (D) Howell Morgan (D) James M. Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) Red XN
1921 Edwin S. Broussard (D)
1922
1923
1924 Henry L. Fuqua (D)[6] Delos R. Johnson (D) Percy D. Saint (D) John W. Davis and Charles W. Bryan (D) Red XN
Oramel H. Simpson (D)
1925
1926 Philip H. Gilbert (D)
Oramel H. Simpson (D)[13]
1927
1928 Huey Long (D)[26][27] Paul N. Cyr (D) Al Smith and Joseph Taylor Robinson (D) Red XN
1929
1930
1931 Lucille May Grace (D) Vacant [28]
1932 Alvin Olin King (D)[13][29] John B. Fournet (D) E. A. Conway (D) Gaston L. Porterlie (D) Huey Long (D)[6] Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
Oscar K. Allen (D)[6]
1933 John H. Overton (D)
1934
1935 James A. Noe (D)
1936 James A. Noe (D)[13] Earl Long (D) A. P. Tugwell (D) Rose McConnell Long (D)
Richard W. Leche (D)[30]
1937 Allen J. Ellender (D) [6]
1938
1939 Coleman Lindsey (D) James B. Ellison (D)
Earl K. Long (D)[13] Lessley P. Gardiner (D)
1940 Sam H. Jones (D) Marc M. Mouton (D) Jack P. F. Gremillion (D) Eugene Stanley (D) John E. Coxe (D) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941
1942
1943
1944 Jimmie H. Davis (D) J. Emile Verret (D) Wade O. Martin, Jr. (D) Fred S. LeBlanc (D) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945
1946
1947
1948 Earl Long (D) Bill Dodd (D) Bolivar Edwards Kemp, Jr. (D) Shelby M. Jackson (D) William C. Feazel (D) [2] Strom Thurmond and Fielding L. Wright (Dix) Red XN
1949 Russell B. Long (D)
1950
1951
1952 Robert F. Kennon (D) C. E. "Cap" Barham (D) Fred S. LeBlanc (D) Allison Kolb (D) Dave L. Pearce (D) Ellen Bryan Moore (D) Adlai Stevenson and John Sparkman (D) Red XN
1953
1954
1955
1956 Earl Long (D) Lether Frazar (D) Jack P. F. Gremillion (D) Bill Dodd (D) Sidney McCrory (D) Lucille May Grace (D) Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1957
1958
1959
1960 Jimmie Davis (D) Taddy Aycock (D) Roy R. Theriot (D) Dave L. Pearce (D) Rufus D. Hayes (D) Douglas Fowler(D) Ellen Bryan Moore (D) John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D) Green tickY
1961
1962
1963
1964 John McKeithen (D)[31] Dudley Guglielmo (D) Bill Dodd (D) Barry Goldwater and William E. Miller (R) Red XN
1965
1966
1967
1968 Mary Evelyn Parker (D) George Wallace and Curtis LeMay (I) Red XN
1969
1970 38D, 1R 104D, 1R
1971
1972 Edwin Edwards (D) Jimmy Fitzmorris (D) William J. Guste (D) Sherman A. Bernard (D) Louis J. Michot (D) Elaine S. Edwards (D) [2] Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 Bennett Johnston (D) 7D, 1R
1974 Appointed Position
1975 6D, 2R
1976 Paul Hardy (D) Gil Dozier (D) Appointed Position J. Kelly Nix (D) Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (D) Green tickY
1977
1978
1979 5D, 3R
1980 Dave Treen (R) Robert "Bobby" Freeman (D) James H. "Jim" Brown (D) Bob Odom (D) Jerry Fowler(D) Ronald Reagan and George Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 6D, 2R
1982
1983
1984 Edwin Edwards (D) Thomas Clausen (D)
1985
1986
1987 John Breaux (D) 5D, 3R
1988 Buddy Roemer (D) Paul Hardy (R) W. Fox McKeithen (D) Mary Landrieu (D) Douglas D. Green (D) Appointed Position George Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 4D, 4R
W. Fox McKeithen (R)[32]
1990
1991 Buddy Roemer (R)[33]
1992 Edwin Edwards (D) Melinda Schwegmann (D) Richard Ieyoub (D) James H. "Jim" Brown (D) Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 4D, 3R
1994
1995 5R, 2D
1996 Murphy J. Foster, Jr. (R) Kathleen Blanco (D) Ken Duncan (D)
1997 Mary Landrieu (D)
1998
1999
2000 John Neely Kennedy (D) Suzanne Haik Terrell (R) George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
J. Robert Wooley (D)[34]
2001
2002
2003 4R, 3D
2004 Kathleen Blanco (D) Mitch Landrieu (D) Charles Foti (D) Office Abolished
5R, 2D[35]
2005 David Vitter (R)
Al Ater (D)
2006
Jay Dardenne (R) Jim Donelon (R)[34]
2007
John Neely Kennedy (R)[36]
2008 Bobby Jindal (R) Buddy Caldwell (D) Mike Strain (R) 23D, 16R 53D, 50R, 2I John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) Red XN
3R, 2D[37]
4R, 3D[38]
2009 6R, 1D
2010 Scott Angelle (D)
Scott Angelle (R)
2011 Jay Dardenne (R) Tom Schedler (R) Buddy Caldwell (R) 24R, 15D 58R, 45D, 2I
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red XN
2013 5R, 1D
Year Governor Lt. Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Auditor/ Comptroller Ag. and For. Comm. Ins. Comm. Comm. of Elections Registrar of Lands Superintendent of Education State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1804 to 1812, what would later become the State of Louisiana was known as the Territory of Orleans. The contemporary Louisiana Territory was to the north and did not include modern Louisiana.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Appointed by Governor.
  3. ^ Resigned to become Governor.
  4. ^ Resigned to take a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Louisiana.
  5. ^ a b As president of the state Senate, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Died in office.
  7. ^ As president of the state Senate, acted as governor until his term as Senate president expired.
  8. ^ a b c d Of Confederate-held territory in Louisiana.
  9. ^ a b c Of Union-held territory in Louisiana.
  10. ^ Removed from office after the Union took control of Louisiana following the surrender of the Confederacy; moved to Mexico City.
  11. ^ Governor of Union-held territory in Louisiana.
  12. ^ Resigned to take a seat in the United States Senate, but was denied his seat, Louisiana having not yet been readmitted to the Union.
  13. ^ a b c d e f As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  14. ^ a b c Reconstruction-era governor subordinate to U.S. military rule.
  15. ^ Removed from office by General Philip Sheridan, who held Wells accountable for the unstable political conditions stemming from the granting of suffrage to blacks.
  16. ^ a b Appointed military governor.
  17. ^ Resigned.
  18. ^ Was removed from office by Governor Warmoth for misfeasance
  19. ^ When Louisiana was readmitted to the Union, Baker and General Winfield Scott Hancock, who had appointed him, were removed from power in the state.
  20. ^ Impeached but never convicted; however, Warmoth was still removed from office with 35 days remaining in his term. All charges were later expunged.
  21. ^ a b The State Returning Board declared McEnery the winner over William P. Kellogg in 1872, but a second election board was formed that declared Kellogg the winner. Both men were sworn into office on the same day by opposing legislatures. After armed skirmishes erupted, President Ulysses S. Grant stepped in, declaring Kellogg the winner on September 20, 1873.
  22. ^ Packard was the Radical Republican candidate for governor in 1876. In a disputed outcome, both Packard and his Democratic opponent, Francis T. Nicholls, were inaugurated. Nicholls had led in the balloting by eight thousand votes, but the Republican-controlled State Returning Board cited fraud and declared Packard the victor. Pinchback, however, refused to support Packard and endorsed Nicholls.
  23. ^ Won the 1876 election over Stephen B. Packard, but the Republican-controlled State Returning Board declared Packard the winner. Nicholls took office anyway and assembled a government that was eventually recognized by the federal government as the proper state government.
  24. ^ As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term and was later elected in his own right.
  25. ^ Elected to the United States Senate but refused the seat, choosing to remain governor.
  26. ^ Impeached on charges of bribery and corruption, but not convicted.
  27. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate; was elected to the Senate in 1930, but did not take office until 1932, preferring to remain in office as governor.
  28. ^ Governor Huey Long was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1930 but delayed taking office until 1932 so his Lieutenant Governor, Paul N. Cyr, would not take over as Governor
  29. ^ Paul N. Cyr was lieutenant governor under Long and stated that he would succeed Long when Long left for the Senate, but Long demanded Cyr forfeit his office. King, as president of the state Senate, was elevated to lieutenant governor and later governor.
  30. ^ Resigned due to a fraud scandal; was later convicted of mail fraud and served five years in prison. He was pardoned by President Harry S. Truman in 1953.
  31. ^ First governor elected to consecutive terms after the 1921 constitution was amended in 1966 to allow governors to serve two consecutive terms.
  32. ^ Incumbent Democrat McKeithen switched parties in 1989.
  33. ^ Was elected as a Democrat in 1987 but switched parties to Republican in 1991.
  34. ^ a b Filled vacancy, then elected.
  35. ^ Incumbent Democrat Rodney Alexander switched parties in 2004.
  36. ^ Kennedy switched parties from Democratic to Republican on August 27, 2007.
  37. ^ Republicans Richard H. Baker and Bobby Jindal resigned.
  38. ^ Republican Steve Scalise and Democrat Don Cazayoux elected in special elections to succeed Jindal and Baker, respectively.

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