1838 Louisiana gubernatorial election
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Nominee Andre B. Roman Denis Prieur
Party Whig Democratic
Electoral vote 49 2
Popular vote 7,590 6,782
Percentage 52.81% 47.19%

Governor before election

Edward D. White

Elected Governor

Andre B. Roman

The 1838 Louisiana gubernatorial election was the eighth 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]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Whig Andre B. Roman 7,590 52.81%
Democratic Denis Prieur 6,782 47.19%
Total Vote 14,372

General Assembly Vote[1]

Candidate Votes received Percentage
Andre B. Roman 49 87.50%
Denis Prieur 2 3.57%
Blank 5 8.93%
Total Vote 56
Preceded by
1834 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1842 Louisiana gubernatorial election


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