1879 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1879

← 1876 December 2, 1879 1884 →
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Nominee Louis A. Wiltz Taylor Beattie
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 74,769 40,764
Percentage 64.72% 35.28%

Governor before election

Francis T. Nicholls
Democratic

Elected Governor

Louis A. Wiltz
Democratic

The Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1879, was the first election to take place under the Louisiana Constitution of 1879. As a result of this election Louis A. Wiltz became Governor of Louisiana. The election saw widespread intimidation of African-Americans which guaranteed the election of the Democratic nominee.

Results[edit]

Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Democratic Louis A. Wiltz 74,769 64.72%
Republican Taylor Beattie 40,764 35.28%
Total Vote 115,533


Preceded by
1876 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1884 Louisiana gubernatorial election

References[edit]

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