1852 Louisiana gubernatorial election
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Nominee Paul Octave Hébert Louis Bordelon
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 17,813 15,781
Percentage 53.02% 46.98%

Governor before election

Joseph Marshall Walker

Elected Governor

Paul Octave Hébert

The 1852 Louisiana gubernatorial election was the first election to take place under the Louisiana Constitution of 1852. The new constitution shortened the term of Governor Walker and also the term of his successor to make calendar adjustments.


Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Democratic Paul Octave Hébert 17,813 53.02%
Whig Louis Bordelon 15,781 46.98%
Total Vote 33,594


  1. ^ Jeanne Frois. 2006. Louisiana Almanac, 2006–2007 Edition. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co. p.547
Preceded by
1849 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1855 Louisiana gubernatorial election