1904 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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Nominee Newton C. Blanchard William J. Behan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 47,745 5,877
Percentage 89.04% 10.96%

Governor before election

William Wright Heard

Elected Governor

Newton C. Blanchard

The 1904 Louisiana gubernatorial election was held on April 19, 1904. Like most Southern states between Reconstruction and the civil rights era, Louisiana's Republican Party had virtually no electoral support. As Louisiana had not yet adopted party primaries, this meant that the Democratic Party convention nomination vote was the real contest over who would be governor. The election resulted in the election of Democrat Newton C. Blanchard as governor of Louisiana.


General Election, April 19[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percent
Democratic Newton C. Blanchard 47,745 89.04%
Republican William J. Behan 5,877 10.96%


  1. ^ Frois, J. (2006). Louisiana Almanac: 2006-2007. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 543. ISBN 9781455607693. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
Preceded by
1900 gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1908 gubernatorial election