1846 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1846
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Nominee Isaac Johnson Guillaume DeBuys
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 12,629 10,138
Percentage 54.05% 43.39%

Governor before election

Alexandre Mouton

Elected Governor

Isaac Johnson

The Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1846, was the first of two elections to take place under the Louisiana Constitution of 1845. The new constitution abolished the provision in the 1812 constitution that required a gubernatorial candidate to win a vote of the legislature to get elected, leaving the final decision up to the people. The new constitution also cut incumbent Governor Alexandre Mouton's term short by one year thus moving the election from July 1846 to January 1846 with the inauguration of the new governor in February.


Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Democratic Isaac Johnson 12,629 54.05%
Whig Guillaume DeBuys 10,138 43.39%
Native American Charles Derbigny 598 2.56%
Total Vote 23,365


  1. ^ Jeanne Frois. 2006. Louisiana Almanac, 2006–2007 Edition. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co. p.547
Preceded by
1842 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1849 Louisiana gubernatorial election
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