1828 Louisiana gubernatorial election
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Nominee Pierre Derbigny Thomas Butler
Party National Republican National Republican
Electoral vote 55 1
Popular vote 3,372 1,562
Percentage 46.31% 21.45%

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Nominee Bernard de Marigny Philemon Thomas
Party Democratic Democratic
Electoral vote
Popular vote 1,196 1,151
Percentage 16.43% 15.81%

Governor before election

Henry Johnson
National Republican

Elected Governor

Pierre Derbigny
National Republican

The 1828 Louisiana gubernatorial election was the fifth gubernatorial election to take place after Louisiana achieved statehood. Under Article III Sec 2 of the 1812 Constitution of the State of Louisiana the Governor was elected in two steps. On the first Monday in July, eligible voters went to the polls and voted. The returns were sent to the President of the Louisiana State Senate. On the second day of the session of the Louisiana State Legislature, the Louisiana House of Representatives and Senate met in joint session and voted between the top two candidates. The candidate who received a majority in General Assembly became governor.


Popular Vote[1]

Candidate Votes received Percentage
Pierre Derbigny 3,372 46.31%
Thomas Butler 1,562 21.46%
Bernard de Marigny 1,196 16.43%
Philemon Thomas 1,151 15.81%
Total Vote 7,281

General Assembly Vote[1]

Candidate Votes received Percentage
Pierre Derbigny 55 96.49%
Thomas Butler 1 1.75%
Blank 1 1.75%
Total Vote 57
Preceded by
1824 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1830 Louisiana gubernatorial special election


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