Louisiana 1812 Governor
- Governor (State)
- Louisiana 1812 Governor
- First Ballot
- William C.C. Claiborne, Jacques Villere, Jean Noel Destrehan, Livaudais, Evariste Lauvre, Callaux La Fontaine
|Candidates:||William C.C. Claiborne||Jacques Villere||Jean Noel Destrehan||Livaudais||Evariste Lauvre||Callaux La Fontaine|
|Final Result: ||2757||948||168||2||1||1|
|German Coast County||136||10||33||-||-||-|
|La Fourche County||366||7||-||-||-||-|
|District of One||120||60||-||-||-||-|
|City of New Orleans||537||318||46||3||-||-|
|District of Three||41||19||22||-||-||-|
|Pointe Coupee County||118||81||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.
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.
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.
The First District would comprise Plaquemines Parish.
The Louisiana Courier lists New Orleans as District 2 in the County of Orleans.
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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