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First French Era
Sauvole de la Villantry 1699-1701
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville 1701-1713
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac 1713-1716
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville 1716-1717
Jean-Michel de Lepinay 1717-1718
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville 1718-1724
Pierre Dugué de Boisbriant 1724-1726
Étienne Périer 1726-1733
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville 1733-1743
Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal  1743-1753
Louis Billouart, Chevalier de Kerlerec 1753-1763
Jean-Jacques Blaise d’Abbadie 1763-1765
Charles Philippe Aubry 1765-1766


France to Spain transition period

Charles Philippe Aubry 1766-1769
Antonio de Ulloa 1766-1768 (Appointed by Spain, not recognized by the colony)


Era of rule by Spain
Alejandro O'Reilly (Captain General) 1769
Luis de Unzaga 1770-1777
Bernardo de Galvez 1777-1785
Estevan Miro 1785-1791
Francisco Luis Hector de Carondelet 1791-1797
Manuel Gayoso de Lemos 1797-1799
Sebastian de la Puerta y O'Farril, Marquis de Casa Calvo 1799-1801
Juan Manuel de Salcedo 1801-1803


Second French period
Pierre Clement de Laussat 1803 -1803





United States Territorial Period

Note: from 1804 to 1812, what would later become the State of Louisiana was known as the "Orleans
Territory".  The contemporary "Louisiana Territory" was to the north, and did not include modern Louisiana.

William Charles Cole Claiborne 1803-1812



First period of U.S. Statehood
William C. C. Claiborne// Jeff. Rep. //1812-1816
Jacques Villeré //Jeff. Rep.// 1816-1820
Thomas B. Robertson// Jeff. Rep. //1820-1824
Henry S. Thibodaux// Jeff. Rep.// 1824-1824
Henry Johnson// Jeff. Rep. // 1824-1828
Pierre Derbigny //Jeff. Rep. //1828-1829
Armand Beauvais //Jeff. Rep.// 1829-1830
Jacques Dupre// Jeff. Rep. //1830-1831
Andre B. Roman //Whig// 1831-1835
Edward D. White, Sr.// Whig //1835-1839
Andre B. Roman//Whig //1839-1843
Alexandre Mouton// Democratic //1843-1846
Isaac Johnson //Democratic //1846-1850
Joseph Marshall Walker// Democratic //1850-1853
Paul O. Hebert //Democratic //1853-1856
Robert C. Wickliffe //Democratic //1856-1860
Thomas Overton Moore //Democratic// 1860-1862



American Civil War Era
Governors of Confederate States of America held territory in Louisiana

Thomas Overton Moore // Democratic // 1862-1864
Henry W. Allen // Democratic // 1864-1865



Governors of Union held territory in Louisiana
George F. Shepley // Republican // 1862-1864
Michael Hahn // Republican // 1864-1865



Reconstruction Era
James M. Wells // Republican // 1865-1867
Benjamin Flanders // Republican // 1867-1868
Joshua Baker // Republican // 1868-1868



Second U.S. Statehood Era
Henry C. Warmouth // Republican // 1868-1872
P. B. S. Pinchback // Republican // 1872-1873
John McEnery // Democratic // 1873-1873
William P. Kellogg // Republican // 1873-1877
Francis T. Nicholls // Democratic // 1877-1880
Louis A. Wiltz // Democratic // 1880-1881
Samuel D. McEnery // Democratic // 1881-1888
Francis T. Nicholls // Democratic // 1888-1892
Murphy J. Foster // Democratic // 1892-1900
William W. Heard // Democratic // 1900-1904
Newton C. Blanchard // Democratic // 1904-1908
Jared Y. Sanders // Democratic // 1908-1912
Luther E. Hall // Democratic // 1912-1916
Ruffin G. Pleasant // Democratic // 1916-1920
John M. Parker // Democratic // 1920-1924
Henry L. Fuqua // Democratic // 1924-1926
Oramel H. Simpson // Democratic // 1926-1928
Huey Pierce Long // Democratic // 1928-1932
Alvin Olin King // Democratic // 1932-1932
Oscar K. Allen // Democratic // 1932-1936
James A. Noe // Democratic // 1936-1936
Richard W. Leche // Democratic // 1936-1939
Earl K. Long // Democratic // 1939-1940
Sam H. Jones // Democratic // 1940-1944
Jimmie H. Davis // Democratic // 1944-1948
Earl K. Long // Democratic // 1948-1952
Robert F. Kennon // Democratic // 1952-1956
Earl K. Long // Democratic // 1956-1960
Jimmie H. Davis // Democratic // 1960-1964
John J. McKeithen // Democratic // 1964-1972
Edwin W. Edwards // Democratic // 1972-1980
David C. Treen // Republican // 1980-1984
Edwin W. Edwards // Democratic // 1984-1988
Buddy Roemer // Republican // 1988-1992
Edwin W. Edwards // Democratic // 1992-1996
Mike Foster, Jr. // Republican // 1996-2004
Kathleen Blanco // Democratic // 2004-2008

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal
// Republican // 2008-present




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