Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1932

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Louisiana Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1932
Louisiana
← 1928 January 19, 1932 1936 →
  Oscar K. Allen.jpg
Nominee Oscar K. Allen Dudley J. LeBlanc George Seth Guion
Party Democratic Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 214,699 110,048 53,756
Percentage 56.51% 28.96% 14.15%

Governor before election

Alvin Olin King
Democratic

Elected Governor

Oscar K. Allen
Democratic

The Louisiana gubernatorial election of 1932 was held on January 19, 1932. Like most Southern states between the Reconstruction Era and the Civil Rights Movement, Louisiana's Republican Party had virtually no electoral support. This meant that the Democratic Party primary held on this date was the real contest over who would be governor. The election resulted in the election of Oscar K. Allen as governor of Louisiana. Louisiana was one of only two states that held the election on a date other than the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November.[1]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party Primary, January 19

Candidate Votes received Percent
Oscar K. Allen 214,699 56.51%
Dudley J. LeBlanc 110,048 28.96%
George Seth Guion 53,756 14.15%
William C. Boone 976 0.26%
William L. Clark, Jr. 470 0.12%


Preceded by
1928 gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1936 gubernatorial election

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • State of Louisiana. Compilation of Primary Election Returns of the Democratic Party, State of Louisiana, 1932.