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

Elected Governor

Louis A. Wiltz

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.


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


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