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  • Buddy Roemer
    "Buddy" Roemer won the governorship without a majority vote, a point which somewhat weakened his administration.. Roemer led in the primary with 33 percent to Edwin Edwards' 28 percent. Edwards withd...
  • David Connor Treen (1928 - 2009)
    David Connor Treen, the first Republican governor in Louisiana since Reconstruction, knew well the political realities of the state. After receiving the endorsement of four Democrats he had faced in th...

Governors of Louisiana:

The following list chronicals the men and women that served as Govenors of Louisiana. The governorship of Louisiana has been occupied by a succession of influential figures from diverse cultures; First the French, then the Spanish, and finally the Americans.

First French period (In parenthesis is years in office and the capital location)


Spanish period (In parenthesis is years in office and the capital location)


Second (interim) French period (In parenthesis is years in office and the capital location)


United States territorial period


First period of U.S. statehood (In parenthesis is office term and the associated political party)


Civil War Era (In parenthesis is office term and the associated political party)


Governors of Union-held territory in Louisiana (In parenthesis is office term and the associated political party)


Reconstruction Era - Governors subordinate to U.S. military rule (In parenthesis is office term and the associated political party)


Post-Reconstruction (In parenthesis is office term and the associated political party)


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