1868 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1868

← 1865 April 7, 1868 1872 →
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Nominee Henry C. Warmoth James G. Taliaferro
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 64,941 38,946
Percentage 62.51% 37.49%

Governor before election

Joshua Baker

Elected Governor

Henry C. Warmoth

The Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1868, was the first election to take place under the Louisiana Constitution of 1868. As a result of this election Henry C. Warmoth was elected Governor of Louisiana. At age 26 he was the youngest governor in the state's history. The result was a lop-sided result for Warmoth because of the Republican Party's overwhelming support amongst the freedmen who were the voting majority in the state at the time.


Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Republican Henry C. Warmoth 64,941 62.51%
Democratic James G. Taliaferro 38,946 37.49%
Total Vote 103,887

Preceded by
1865 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1872 Louisiana gubernatorial election


  1. ^ Jeanne Frois. 2006. Louisiana Almanac, 2006–2007 Edition. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co. p.547