List of Governors of Louisiana

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Governor of the State of Louisiana
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Incumbent
Bobby Jindal

since January 14, 2008
Style The Honorable
Residence Louisiana Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, renewable once with four year pause in between
Formation Louisiana Constitution
Salary $130,000 (2013, annual)[1]

This is a list of the governors of Louisiana, from acquisition by the United States in 1803 to the present day; for earlier governors of Louisiana see List of colonial governors of Louisiana.

List[edit]

Territory of Orleans (1804–1812)[edit]

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.

# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office
25[2] Wcc claiborne.jpg William C. C. Claiborne
(1772/75–1817)
December 20, 1803 April 30, 1812

State of Louisiana (1812–present)[edit]

Political parties

      Democratic-Republican (3)
      Whig (3)
      National Republican (5)
      Democratic (41)
      Republican (11)

Notes
  • † Died in office
# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political Party Lieutenant Governor
1 Wcc claiborne.jpg William C. C. Claiborne
(1772/75–1817)
1812 April 30, 1812 December 16, 1816 Democratic-Republican None
2 Jacques Villere.jpg Jacques Villeré
(1761–1830)
1816 December 16, 1816 December 18, 1820 Democratic-Republican
3 Robertson.jpg Thomas B. Robertson
(1779–1828)
1820 December 18, 1820 November 15, 1824 Democratic-Republican
4 Thibodaux.jpg Henry S. Thibodaux
(1769–1827)
Unelected November 15, 1824 December 13, 1824 National Republican
5 H.S.Johnson.jpg Henry Johnson
(1783–1864)
1824 December 13, 1824 December 15, 1828 National Republican
6 Derbigny.jpg Pierre Derbigny
(1769–1829)
1828 December 15, 1828 October 6, 1829 National Republican
7 ArmandBeauvais.jpg Armand Beauvais
(1783–1843)
Unelected October 6, 1829 January 14, 1830 National Republican
8 Jacques Dupré.jpg Jacques Dupré
(1773–1846)
Unelected January 14, 1830 January 31, 1831 National Republican
9 AndreRoman.jpg Andre B. Roman
(1795–1866)
1830 January 31, 1831 February 4, 1835 Whig
10 EDWhiteSr.jpg Edward Douglass White, Sr.
(1795–1847)
1834 February 4, 1835 February 4, 1839 Whig
(9) AndreRoman.jpg Andre B. Roman
(1795–1866)
1838 February 4, 1839 January 30, 1843 Whig
11 Alexandre Mouton jeune.jpg Alexandre Mouton
(1804–1885)
1842 January 30, 1843 February 12, 1846 Democratic
12 IsaacJohnson.jpg Isaac Johnson
(1803–1853)
1846 February 12, 1846 January 28, 1850 Democratic Trasimond Landry
13 Joseph Marshall Walker - Gouverneur.jpg Joseph Marshall Walker
(1784–1856)
1849 January 28, 1850 January 18, 1853 Democratic Jean Baptiste Plauché
14 PaulHebert.jpg Paul Octave Hébert
(1818–1880)
1852 January 18, 1853 January 22, 1856 Democratic William W. Farmer
Robert C. Wickliffe
15 RobertWickliffe.jpg Robert C. Wickliffe
(1819–1895)
1855 January 22, 1856 January 23, 1860 Democratic Charles H. Mouton
William F. Griffin
16 ThomasOvertonMoore.jpg Thomas Overton Moore
(1804–1876)
1859 January 23, 1860 January 25, 1864 Democratic Henry M. Hyams
17 HWAllen.jpg Henry Watkins Allen
(1820–1866)
1863 January 25, 1864 June 2, 1865 Democratic Benjamin W. Pearce
18 George F Shepley.jpg George F. Shepley
(1819–1878)
Unelected July 2, 1862[3] March 4, 1864 Military Vacant
19 Michael Hahn.jpg Michael Hahn
(1830–1886)
1864 March 4, 1864 March 4, 1865 Republican James Madison Wells
20 James Madison Wells.jpg James Madison Wells
(1808–1899)
1865 March 4, 1865 June 3, 1867 Republican Albert Voorhies
21 Benjamin Franklin Flanders.jpg Benjamin Flanders
(1816–1896)
Unelected[4] June 3, 1867 January 8, 1868 Republican Vacant
22 Joshua Baker.jpg Joshua Baker
(1799–1885)
Unelected January 8, 1868 June 27, 1868 Democratic
23 H C Warmoth 1870s W Kurtz.jpg Henry C. Warmoth
(1842–1931)
1868 June 27, 1868 December 9, 1872 Republican Oscar Dunn
P. B. S. Pinchback
24 P. B. S. Pinchback - Brady-Handy.jpg P. B. S. Pinchback
(1837–1921)
Unelected December 29, 1872 January 13, 1873 Republican Vacant
25 John McEnery.jpg John McEnery
(1833–1891)
Unelected January 13, 1873 May 22, 1873 Democratic Davidson B. Penn
26 William P. Kellogg - Brady-Handy.jpg William P. Kellogg
(1830–1918)
1872 May 22, 1873 January 8, 1877 Republican Caesar Antoine
27 Stephen B. Packard - History of Iowa.jpg Stephen B. Packard
(1839–1922)
Unelected January 8, 1877 April 24, 1877 Republican
28 Francis T. Nicholls.jpg Francis T. Nicholls
(1834–1912)
1876 April 24, 1877 January 14, 1880 Democratic Louis A. Wiltz
29 Louis Alfred Wiltz.jpg Louis A. Wiltz
(1843–1881)
1879 January 14, 1880 October 16, 1881 Democratic Samuel D. McEnery
30 Samuel Douglas McEnery.jpg Samuel D. McEnery
(1837–1910)
Unelected October 16, 1881 May 20, 1888 Democratic William A. Robertson
George L. Walton
1884 Clay Knobloch
(28) Francis T. Nicholls.jpg Francis T. Nicholls
(1834–1912)
1888 May 20, 1888 May 10, 1892 Democratic James Jeffries
31 Murphy James Foster.jpg Murphy J. Foster
(1849–1921)
1892 May 10, 1892 May 8, 1900 Democratic Charles Parlange
Hiram R. Lott
1896 Robert H. Snyder
32 William Wright Heard.jpg William W. Heard
(1853–1926)
1900 May 8, 1900 May 10, 1904 Democratic Albert Estopinal
33 Newton Crain Blanchard.jpg Newton C. Blanchard
(1849–1922)
1904 May 10, 1904 May 12, 1908 Democratic Jared Y. Sanders, Sr.
34 Jared Young Sanders.jpg Jared Y. Sanders, Sr.
(1869–1944)
1908 May 10, 1904 May 14, 1912 Democratic Paul M. Lambremont
35 Luther Egbert Hall - Gouverneur von Louisiana.jpg Luther E. Hall
(1869–1921)
1912 May 14, 1912 May 9, 1916 Democratic Thomas C. Barrett
36 Ruffin Golson Pleasant.jpg Ruffin Pleasant
(1871–1937)
1916 May 9, 1916 May 11, 1920 Democratic Fernand Mouton
37 GovJohnParker.jpg John M. Parker
(1863–1939)
1920 May 11, 1920 May 13, 1924 Democratic Hewitt Bouanchaud
Delos R. Johnson
38 GovFuqua.jpg Henry L. Fuqua
(1865–1926)
1924 May 13, 1924 October 11, 1926 Democratic Oramel H. Simpson
39 GovOSimpson.jpg Oramel H. Simpson
(1870–1932)
Unelected October 11, 1926 May 21, 1928 Democratic Philip H. Gilbert
40 HueyPLong.jpg Huey Long
(1893–1935)
1928 May 21, 1928 January 25, 1932 Democratic Paul N. Cyr
Alvin Olin King
41 GovKing.jpg Alvin Olin King
(1890–1958)
Unelected January 25, 1932 May 10, 1932 Democratic Vacant
42 Oscar K. Allen.jpg Oscar K. Allen
(1882–1936)
1932 May 10, 1932 January 28, 1936 Democratic John B. Fournet
Thomas C. Wingate
James A. Noe
43 James Noe portrait.jpg James A. Noe
(1890–1976)
Unelected January 28, 1936 May 12, 1936 Democratic Vacant
44 Gov Richard Leche.jpg Richard W. Leche
(1898–1965)
1936 May 12, 1936 June 26, 1939 Democratic Earl Long
45 Earl Long portrait.jpg Earl Long
(1895–1960)
Unelected June 26, 1939 May 14, 1940 Democratic Coleman Lindsey
46 Sam H. Jones portrait.jpg Sam H. Jones
(1897–1978)
1940 May 14, 1940 May 9, 1944 Democratic Marc M. Mouton
47 GovernorJamesDavis.jpg Jimmie Davis
(1899–2000)
1944 May 9, 1944 May 11, 1948 Democratic J. Emile Verret
(45) Earl Long portrait.jpg Earl Long
(1895–1960)
1948 May 11, 1948 May 13, 1952 Democratic Bill Dodd
48 Robert F. Kennon portrait.jpg Robert F. Kennon
(1902–1988)
1952 May 11, 1948 May 13, 1952 Democratic Charles E. Barham
(45) Earl Long portrait.jpg Earl Long
(1895–1960)
1956 May 8, 1956 May 10, 1960 Democratic Lether Frazar
(47) GovernorJamesDavis.jpg Jimmie Davis
(1899–2000)
1959–60 May 10, 1960 May 12, 1964 Democratic Taddy Aycock
49 John McKeithen
(1918–1999)
1963–64 May 12, 1964 May 9, 1972 Democratic
1967
50 Edwin Edwards.jpg Edwin Edwards
(1927–)
1971–72 May 9, 1972 March 10, 1980 Democratic Jimmy Fitzmorris
1975
51 Dave Treen.jpg David Treen
(1928–2009)
1979 March 10, 1980 March 12, 1984 Republican Robert Freeman
(50) Edwin Edwards.jpg Edwin Edwards
(1927–)
1983 March 12, 1984 March 14, 1988 Democratic
52 Buddy Roemer by Gage Skidmore.jpg Buddy Roemer
(1943–)
1987 March 14, 1988 January 13, 1992 Democratic Paul Hardy
Republican
(50) Edwin Edwards.jpg Edwin Edwards
(1927–)
1991 January 13, 1992 January 8, 1996 Democratic Melinda Schwegmann
53 GovFoster1.JPG Murphy J. Foster, Jr.
(1930–)
1995 January 8, 1996 January 12, 2004 Republican Kathleen Blanco
1999
54 KBlancoChalmetteIce.jpg Kathleen Blanco
(1942–)
2003 January 12, 2004 January 14, 2008 Democratic Mitch Landrieu
55 Bobby Jindal, official 109th Congressional photo.jpg Bobby Jindal
(1971–)
2007 January 14, 2008 Incumbent Republican
Scott Angelle
2011 Jay Dardenne

Other high offices held[edit]

This is a table of congressional, other governorships, and other federal offices held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Louisiana except where noted. * denotes those offices which the governor resigned to take.

Governor Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
William Charles Cole Claiborne 1803–1816 S U.S. Representative from Tennessee, Governor of Mississippi Territory
Thomas B. Robertson 1820–1824 H
Henry Johnson 1824–1828 H S
Edward Douglass White Sr. 1835–1839 H
Alexandre Mouton 1843–1846 S
Robert C. Wickliffe 1856–1860 Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Elected U.S. Representative but was refused his seat
Michael Hahn 1864–1865 H Elected U.S. Senator* but was refused his seat
Benjamin Flanders 1870–1872 H
P. B. S. Pinchback 1872–1873 Acting Lieutenant Governor, Elected to both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate but was refused his seat.[5]
William P. Kellogg 1873–1877 H S
Samuel D. McEnery 1881–1888 S Louisiana Lieutenant Governor
Murphy J. Foster 1892–1900 S
Newton C. Blanchard 1904–1908 H S
Jared Y. Sanders, Sr. 1908–1912 H Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Elected U.S. Senator but denied the seat, preferring to stay governor
Oramel H. Simpson 1926–1928 Louisiana Lieutenant Governor
Huey Pierce Long 1928–1932 S* Elected to the Senate in 1930, but did not take the seat until the election of his hand-picked successor was ensured
Edwin W. Edwards 1972–1980
1984–1988
1992–1996
H
David C. Treen 1980–1984 H
Buddy Roemer 1988–1992 H
Kathleen Blanco 2004–2008 Louisiana Lieutenant Governor (1996–2004)
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal 2008–Present H

Living former governors[edit]

As of August 2014, four former governors were alive, the oldest being Edwin W. Edwards (1972–1980, 1984–1988, 1992–1996, born 1927). The most recent governor, and also the most recently serving governor, to die was David C. Treen (1980–1984), on October 29, 2009.

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Edwin W. Edwards 1972–1980
1984–1988
1992–1996
(1927-08-07) August 7, 1927 (age 88)
Buddy Roemer 1988–1992 (1943-10-04) October 4, 1943 (age 71)
Murphy J. Foster, Jr. 1996–2004 (1930-07-11) July 11, 1930 (age 85)
Kathleen Blanco 2004–2008 (1942-12-15) December 15, 1942 (age 72)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ As continuation of the colonial's office.
  3. ^ Governor of the Union-occuped Louisiana.
  4. ^ House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ... United States Congressm House. 1848. p. 1138. 
  5. ^ Compilation of Senate Election Cases from 1789 to 1885 - Pages 483 - 512

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