1888 Louisiana gubernatorial election

← 1884 April 17, 1888 1892 →
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Nominee Francis T. Nicholls Henry C. Warmoth
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 137,257 51,471
Percentage 72.72% 27.28

Governor before election

Samuel D. McEnery

Elected Governor

Francis T. Nicholls

The 1888 Louisiana gubernatorial election was the second election to take place under the Louisiana Constitution of 1879. As a result of this election Francis T. Nicholls was re-elected Governor of Louisiana. The election saw widespread intimidation of African-Americans which guaranteed the election of the Democratic nominee.


Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Democratic Francis T. Nicholls 137,257 72.72%
Republican Henry C. Warmoth 51,471 27.28%
Total Vote 188,728
Preceded by
1884 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1892 Louisiana gubernatorial election


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