Governors of Louisiana

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A list of governors from the state of Louisiana.[1][2]

French Governors of Louisiana, First Period

Name Years
Sauvole de la Villantry 1699-1701
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne De Bienville 1701-1713, 1716-1717, 1718-1724, 1733-1743
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac 1713-1716
Jean-Michel de Lepinay 1717-1718
Pierre Duque de Boisbriant 1724-1726
Etienne Perier 1726-1733
Pierre-Francois de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal 1743-1753
Louis Billouart 1753-1763
Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie 1763-1765
Charles Philippe Aubry 1765-1769

Spanish Governors of Louisiana

Name Years
Antonia de Ulloa 1766-1768
Alejandro O'Reilly 1769
Luis de Unzaga 1770-1777
Bernardo de Galvez 1777-1785
Esteban Rodriguez Miro 1785-1791
Francisco Luis Hector de Carondelet 1791-1797
Manuel Gayoso de Lemos 1797-1799
Sebastian de la Puerta y O'Farril 1799-1801
Juan Manuel de Salcedo 1801-1803

French Governors of Louisiana, Second Period

Name Years
Pierre Clement de Laussat 1803

State Governors of Louisiana

Name Party Years
William C. C. Claiborne Democratic Republican 1803-1816[3]
Jaques Phillippe Villere Democratic Republican 1816-1820
Thomas Bolling Robertson National Republican 1820-1824
Henry S. Thibodaux National Republican 1824
Henry S. Johnson National Republican 1824-1828
Pierre Auguste Bourguigon Derbigny Whig/National Republican 1828-1829
Armand Julie Beauvais Whig 1829-1830
Jaques Dupre Anti-Jacksonian Whig 1830-1831
Andre Bienvenu Roman Whig 1831-1835, 1839-1843
Edward Douglass White Whig 1835-1839
Alexander Mouton Democrat 1843-1846
Isaac Johnson Democrat 1846-1850
Joseph M. Walker Democrat 1850-1853
Paul O. Hebert Democrat 1853-1856
Robert C. Wickcliffe Democrat 1856-1860
Thomas Overton Moore[4] Democrat 1860-1864
Henry Watkins Allen[5] Democrat 1864-1865
George F. Shepley[6] Unionist Democrat 1862-1864
Michael Hahn[7] Republican 1864-1865
James Madison Wells Republican 1865-1867
Benjamin Franklin Flanders Repblican 1867-1868
Joshua Baker Republican 1868
Henry Clay Warmoth Republican 1868-1872
John McEnery Democrat/Liberal Republican 1872
P. B. S. Pinchback Republican 1872-1873
William Pitt Kellogg Republican 1873-1877
Francis T. Nicholls Democrat 1877-1880, 1888-1892
Louis Alfred Wiltz Democrat 1880-1881
Samuel Douglas McEnery Democrat 1881-1888
Murphy James Foster Democrat 1892-1900
William Wright Heard Democrat 1900-1904
Newton C. Blanchard Democrat 1904-1908
Jared Y. Sanders Democrat 1908-1912
Luther E. Hall Democrat 1912-1916
Ruffin G. Pleasant Democrat 1916-1920
John M. Parker Democrat 1920-1924
Henry L. Fuqua Democrat 1924-1926
Oramel H. Simpson Democrat 1926-1928
Huey P. Long Democrat 1928-1932
Alvin O. King Democrat 1932
Oscar K. Allen Democrat 1932-1936
James A. Noe Democrat 1936
Richard W. Leche Democrat 1936-1939
Earl K. Long Democrat 1939-1940, 1948-1952, 1956-1960
Sam H. Jones Democrat 1940-1944
Jimmie H. Davis Democrat 1944-1948, 1960-1964
Robert F. Kennon Democrat 1952-1956
John J. McKeithen Democrat 1964-1972
Edwin Edwards Democrat 1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996
David C. Treen Republican 1980-1984
Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer, III Democrat/Republican[8] 1988-1992
Murphy J. "Mike" Foster Republican 1992-2004
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Republican 2004-2008
Piyash "Bobby" Jindal Republican 2008-present

See also

Further reading

  • Dawson, Joseph G., III, ed. The Louisiana Governors: From Iberville to Edwards. Louisiana State U. Press, 1990. 297 pp.
  • Romero, Sidney J., ed. "My Fellow Citizens . . .": The Inaugural Addresses of Louisiana's Governors. Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, 1980. 386, primary sources



  3. During the period from 1803-1812, Louisiana had not yet gained statehood.
  4. Governor of Confederate held Louisiana
  5. Governor of Confederate held Louisiana
  6. Governor of Union held Louisiana
  7. Governor of Union held Louisiana
  8. Changed his party affiliation to Republican while in office