Talk:List of Governors of Louisiana

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Where is the information about the governor's salary? Surely it is a matter of public record? What about the governor's use of the state airplane?

Probably somewhere on Google? This is a list article. If you want an article about the office of the governor itself, make one. --Golbez (talk) 20:12, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

What are suggestions for disambiguating the late 19th century governor Murphy J. Foster and his grandson the late 20th century governor Murphy J. "Mike" Foster?

Should "Murphy J. Foster" be a disambiguation page, with links to the two governors?

What should the first governor Foster's article be titled? Possiblilities: "Murphy James Foster", "Murphy J. Foster (1892-1900)" (refering to his term as governor), "Murphy J. Foster (1849-1921)" (refering to his life). Other suggestions?

How should we entitle the second? "Murphy J. Foster, Jr.", "Mike Foster", "Murphy J. Mike Foster", "Murphy J. Foster (1996-2004)", "Murphy J. Foster (born 1930)"? Other options?

-- Infrogmation 03:55, 26 Apr 2004 (UTC)

  for murphy j. foster for the grandfather and mike foster for the grandson  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.249.207.66 (talk) 21:50, 7 June 2012 (UTC) 

the louisiana secretary of state's website lists governors robertson, tibodaux, and johnson as national republican so i changed them

Another green shade[edit]

I assumed William Charles Cole Claiborne was a Democratic-Republican while in the Orleans Territory office. Probably like George F. Shepley. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.102.210.163 (talk) 19:04, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

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Numbering[edit]

In the U.S. Civil War era, the Confederate and the U.S. Governors of course served concurrently, not consecutively. (They of course did not recognize each other as legitimate governors.) I think it inappropriate to number them as if the served in a row, 2 Confederates first, followed by two Unionists, as the article had. I therefore changed it. Since our numbering system changed over with the 25th (total) governor of Louisiana to 1 to mark change of administration from French to US control, I similarly marked the Confederate governors since they were not Governors under U.S. statehood. -- Infrogmation (talk) 11:58, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

There still some mistakes in the numbering. Jindal is the 55th Governor, not the 53rd. GoodDay (talk) 01:06, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes, the State of Louisiana considers Jindal to be the 55th Governor, not the 53rd, so the numbering system needs to be redone. When need to use what ever the State Government itself considers to be the correct numbering, not what we think about the Confederate versus Union idea. All of the numbering conventiosn that i can find for Louisiana show Allen as the 17th Governor, Shepley as the 18th, Hahn as the 19th, Wells as the 20th and so one.Sf46 (talk) 19:29, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
IMO we simply need to define our terms and be consistent. (Lists by the State of Louisiana may or may not be.) Say what we mean by "Governor of Louisiana" - for example, everyone who ever held that title would include Spanish and French Colonial Governors, both Confederate and Union Governors during the US Civil War and State Governors -- whereas Governors of the U.S. State of Louisiana would be a shorter and more specific list. -- Infrogmation (talk) 19:33, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

National Republicans[edit]

Nonsensical[edit]

It is pretty much a nonsense that there is no specific article for the Governor of Louisiana, just a list, yet there is an article and list for the Lieutenant-Governor. Makes it very difficult to manage the wikidata aspect as office holder position isn't in place. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:57, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome to make one. --Golbez (talk) 13:58, 21 May 2013 (UTC)