Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

The Office of Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana is the second highest state office in Louisiana. The current Lieutenant Governor is Mitch Landrieu (D).

History

The office was first created by the Louisiana Constitution of 1852. Prior to that, the successor to the Governor in the event of his death or resignation was the President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana Senate. A number of State Senate Presidents succeeded Governors before the 1852 Constitution was adopted, including Henry S. Thibodaux, Armand Beauvais and Jacques Dupre.

The Lieutenant Governor presided over the Louisiana Senate from 1853 until the adoption of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974. Today, te Lieutenant Governor exercises powers delegated to him by the Governor as provided by law. [He] also serves as governor in the event of a vacancy in the office, if the Governor is unable to act as governor, or is out of state. Under the constitution, the Lieutenant Governor no longer serves as ex-officio president of the Senate, but he is made an ex-officio member of each committee, board and commission on which the Governor serves. (Louisiana Constitution Article IV, Section 6) Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor serves as Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

List of Office Holders

1853-1860

No. Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party
1W.W. Farmer18531855Democratic
2Robert C. Wickliffe18551856Democratic
3Charles Homer Mouton18561859Democratic
4William F. Griffin18591860Democratic

Civil War Era

Lieutenant Governors of Confederate Louisiana

No. Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party
5Henry M. Hyams18601864Democratic
6Benjamin W. Pearce18641866Democratic

Lieutenant Governors of Union-held territory in Louisiana

No. Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party
7James M. Wells18621864Republican
8Albert Voorhies18641866Republican

Resumption of U.S. Statehood

No. Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party
9Oscar J. Dunn18681872Republican
10P. B. S. Pinchback18721873Republican
11C.C. Antoine18731877Republican
12Louis A. Wiltz18771880Democratic
13Samuel D. McEnery18801881Democratic
14W.A. Robertson18811881Democratic
15George L. Walton18821884Democratic
16Clay Knobloch18841888Democratic
17James Jeffries18881892Democratic
18Charles Parlange18921893Democratic
19Hiram R. Lott18931895Democratic
20Robert H. Snyder18951900Democratic
21Albert Estopinal19001903Democratic
22H. C. Cage19031904Democratic
23Jared Y. Sanders19041908Democratic
24Paul M. Lambremont19081911Democratic
25Thomas C. Barret19121916Democratic
26Fernand Mouton19161920Democratic
27Hewitt Bouanchaud19201924Democratic
28Delos R. Johnson19241924Democratic
29Oramel H. Simpson19241926Democratic
30Philip H. Gilbert19261928Democratic
31Paul M. Cyr19281932Democratic
32John B. Fournet19321935Democratic
33James A. Noe19351936Democratic
34Earl K. Long19361939Democratic
35Coleman Lindsey19391940Democratic
36Marc M. Mouton19401944Democratic
37J. Emile Verret19441948Democratic
38William J. Dodd19481952Democratic
39Charles E. (Cap) Barham19521956Democratic
40Lether Frazar19561960Democratic
41C. C. "Taddy" Aycock19601964Democratic
42James E. Fitzmorris, Jr.19721980Democratic
43Robert "Bobby" Freeman19801988Democratic
44Paul Hardy19881992Republican
45Melinda Schwegmann19921996Democratic
46Kathleen Blanco19962004Democratic
47Mitch Landrieu2004PresentDemocratic


Current lieutenant governors of states of the United States      [ e] 
AL: Jim Folsom, Jr. (D)
AK: Sean Parnell (R)
AR: Bill Halter (D)
CA: John Garamendi (D)
CO: Barbara O'Brien (D)
CT: Michael Fedele (R)
DE: John C. Carney, Jr. (D)
FL: Jeff Kottkamp (R)
GA: Casey Cagle (R)
HI: James Aiona (R)
ID: Jim Risch (R)
IL: Pat Quinn (D)
IN: Becky Skillman (R)
IA: Patty Judge (D)
KS: Mark Parkinson (D)
KY: Steve Pence (R)
LA: Mitch Landrieu (D)
MD: Anthony G. Brown (D)
MA: Tim Murray (D)
MI: John D. Cherry (D)
MN: Carol Molnau (R)
MS: Amy Tuck (R)
MO: Peter Kinder (R)
MT: John Bohlinger (R)
NE: Rick Sheehy (R)
NV: Brian Krolicki (R)
NJ: Created as of 2010
NM: Diane Denish (D)
NY: David Paterson (D)
NC: Beverly Perdue (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
OH: Lee Fisher (D)
OK: Jari Askins (D)
PA: Catherine Baker Knoll (D)
RI: Elizabeth H. Roberts (D)
SC: Andr Bauer (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Ron Ramsey (R)
TX: David Dewhurst (R)
UT: Gary R. Herbert (R)
VT: Brian Dubie (R)
VA: Bill Bolling (R)
WA: Brad Owen (D)
WI: Barbara Lawton (D)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

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Affiliation Members

  Democratic Party 25
  Republican Party 14
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# Name Picture Took Office Left Office Party Notes
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