1920 Louisiana Democratic gubernatorial primary

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Candidate John M. Parker Frank Stubbs
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 77,868 65,685
Percentage 54.24% 45.06%

Governor before election

Ruffin G. Pleasant

Elected Governor

John M. Parker

The 1920 Louisiana gubernatorial election was held on April 20, 1920. Like most Southern states between the Reconstruction Era and the Civil Rights Movement, Louisiana's Republican Party had virtually no electoral support. This meant that the Democratic Party primary held on January 20 was the real contest over who would be governor. The election resulted in the election of John M. Parker as governor of Louisiana.


Democratic Party Primary, January 20, 1920."[1]

Candidate Votes received Percent
John M. Parker 77,868 54.24%
Frank P. Stubbs 65,685 45.06%

General Election, April 20, 1920[2]

Party Candidate Votes received Percent
Democratic John M. Parker 53,792 97.56%
Republican J. Stewart Thompson 1,305 2.36%
Others Scattering 39 ~00.00%


  1. ^ Calhoun, Milburn (2002). Louisiana Almanac 2002-2003. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 454.
  2. ^ Official Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana. Thursday, May 13, 1920


  • State of Louisiana. Compilation of Primary Election Returns of the Democratic Party, State of Louisiana, 1920.
Preceded by
1916 gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1924 gubernatorial election