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1932 Louisiana Democratic gubernatorial primary

← 1928 January 19, 1932 1936 →
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Candidate Oscar K. Allen Dudley J. LeBlanc George Seth Guion
Party Democratic Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 214,699 110,048 53,756
Percentage 56.51% 28.96% 14.15%

Governor before election

Alvin Olin King

Elected Governor

Oscar K. Allen

The 1932 Louisiana gubernatorial election was held on January 19, 1932. 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 this date was the real contest over who would be governor. The election resulted in the election of Oscar K. Allen as governor of Louisiana. Louisiana was one of only two states that held the election on a date other than the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November.[1]


Democratic Party Primary, January 19

Candidate Votes received Percent
Oscar K. Allen 214,699 56.51%
Dudley J. LeBlanc 110,048 28.96%
George Seth Guion 53,756 14.15%
William C. Boone 976 0.26%
William L. Clark, Jr. 470 0.12%
Preceded by
1928 gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1936 gubernatorial election


  1. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2014-03-17). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1932-1952: The Official Results by State and County. McFarland. ISBN 9780786470341.