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1859 Louisiana gubernatorial election
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Nominee Thomas Overton Moore Thomas Jefferson Wells
Party Democratic Know Nothing
Popular vote 16,306 10,805
Percentage 60.15% 39.85%

Governor before election

Robert C. Wickliffe
Democratic

Elected Governor

Thomas Overton Moore
Democratic

The 1859 Louisiana gubernatorial election was the third election to take place under the Louisiana Constitution of 1852. As a result of this election Thomas Overton Moore became Governor of Louisiana. This was the last Louisiana gubernatorial election before the outbreak of the Civil War.

Results

Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Democratic Thomas Overton Moore 16,306 60.15%
Know Nothing Thomas Jefferson Wells 10,805 39.85%
Total Vote 27,111
Preceded by
1855 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1863 Louisiana gubernatorial election (Confederate)

References

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