Louisiana 1812 Governor

Office:
Governor (State)
Title:
Governor
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
Louisiana 1812 Governor
Date:
1812
State:
Louisiana
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Governor/Governor
Candidates:
William C.C. Claiborne, Jacques Villere, Jean Noel Destrehan, Livaudais, Evariste Lauvre, Callaux La Fontaine
Candidates: William C.C. ClaiborneJacques VillereJean Noel DestrehanLivaudaisEvariste LauvreCallaux La Fontaine
Affiliation:
Final Result: [1][2][3]2757948168211
Acadia County183594---
Attakapas County------
Concordia County56-4---
German Coast County1361033---
Iberville County210172---
La Fourche County3667----
Natchitoches County------
Opelousas County198159----
Orleans County698397683--
District of One[4]12060----
City of New Orleans[5]537318463--
District of Three411922---
Ouachita County------
Pointe Coupee County118811---
Rapides County------

Notes:

[1]Louisiana law required the Legislature to elect the Governor from the top two candidates in the general election. William C.C. Claiborne would subsequently be elected Governor by the legislature.
[2]The Official Returns from the Journal of the Louisiana House of Representatives list Livaudais with 2 votes though newspaper results list him with 3 votes in New Orleans.
[3]In 1805, the then-Orleans Territory was split into 12 counties. In 1807, the territory was divided into 19 parishes. The counties would not be formally abolished until 1845. Though the parishes were the primary form of civil division in the state of Louisiana, the elections of 1812 appear to have been reported by counties.
[4]The First District would comprise Plaquemines Parish.
[5]The Louisiana Courier lists New Orleans as District 2 in the County of Orleans.

References:

Original Election Certificate. The National Archives, Washington, DC.
Journal of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812. 4.
The Louisiana Gazette and New-Orleans Advertiser (New Orleans, LA). July 2, 1812.
Louisiana Courier (New Orleans, LA). July 3, 1812.
The Louisiana Gazette and New-Orleans Advertiser (New Orleans, LA). July 3, 1812.
The Louisiana Gazette and New-Orleans Advertiser (New Orleans, LA). July 7, 1812.
The Louisiana Gazette and New-Orleans Advertiser (New Orleans, LA). July 10, 1812.
The Louisiana Gazette and New-Orleans Advertiser (New Orleans, LA). July 11, 1812.
The Enquirer (Richmond, VA). August 11, 1812.
Raleigh Register, and North-Carolina Gazette (Raleigh, NC). August 14, 1812.
Godspeed, Weston Arthur, ed. The Province and the States: A History of the Province of Louisiana. Madison, WI: Godspeed Publishing, 1904.

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Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).
handwritten notes
Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).
handwritten notes
Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).
handwritten notes
Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).
handwritten notes
Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).

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