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
Democratic

Elected Governor

Henry C. Warmoth
Republican

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.

Results[edit]

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

References[edit]

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