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The Office of Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana is the second highest state office in Louisiana. The current Lieutenant Governor is Mitch Landrieu, a Democrat.

Paul J. Hardy (1988-1992) is thus far the only Republican to have served in the position since 1887.

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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 of the Louisiana Senate[1]. 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, the 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

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1853-1860

No. Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party
1 W.W. Farmer 1853 1855 Democratic
2 Robert C. Wickliffe RobertWickliffe.jpg 1855 1856 Democratic
3 Charles Homer Mouton 1856 1859 Democratic
4 William F. Griffin 1859 1860 Democratic

Civil War Era

Lieutenant Governors of Confederate Louisiana

No. Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party
5 Henry M. Hyams 1860 1864 Democratic
6 Benjamin W. Pearce 1864 1866 Democratic

Lieutenant Governors of Union-held territory in Louisiana

No. Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party
7 James M. Wells James Madison Wells.jpg 1862 1864 Republican
8 Albert Voorhies 1864 1866 Republican

Resumption of U.S. Statehood

No. Lt. Governor Took Office Left Office Party
9 Oscar J. Dunn 1868 1872 Republican
10 P. B. S. Pinchback P. B. S. Pinchback - Brady-Handy.jpg 1872 1873 Republican
11 C.C. Antoine 1873 1877 Republican
12 Louis A. Wiltz Louis Alfred Wiltz.jpg 1877 1880 Democratic
13 Samuel D. McEnery Samuel Douglas McEnery.jpg 1880 1881 Democratic
14 W.A. Robertson 1881 1881 Democratic
15 George L. Walton 1882 1884 Democratic
16 Clay Knobloch 1884 1888 Democratic
17 James Jeffries 1888 1892 Democratic
18 Charles Parlange 1892 1893 Democratic
19 Hiram R. Lott 1893 1895 Democratic
20 Robert H. Snyder 1895 1900 Democratic
21 Albert Estopinal EstopinalOfLouisiana.jpg 1900 1903 Democratic
22 H. C. Cage 1903 1904 Democratic
23 Jared Y. Sanders Jared Young Sanders.jpg 1904 1908 Democratic
24 Paul M. Lambremont 1908 1911 Democratic
25 Thomas C. Barret 1912 1916 Democratic
26 Fernand Mouton 1916 1920 Democratic
27 Hewitt Bouanchaud 1920 1924 Democratic
28 Delos R. Johnson 1924 1924 Democratic
29 Oramel H. Simpson 1924 1926 Democratic
30 Philip H. Gilbert 1926 1928 Democratic
31 Paul N. Cyr 1928 1932 Democratic
32 John B. Fournet 1932 1935 Democratic
33 James A. Noe James Noe portrait.jpg 1935 1936 Democratic
34 Earl K. Long Earl Long portrait.jpg 1936 1939 Democratic
35 Coleman Lindsey 1939 1940 Democratic
36 Marc M. Mouton 1940 1944 Democratic
37 J. Emile Verret 1944 1948 Democratic
38 William J. Dodd 1948 1952 Democratic
39 Charles E. (Cap) Barham 1952 1956 Democratic
40 Lether Frazar 1956 1960 Democratic
41 C. C. "Taddy" Aycock 1960 1964 Democratic
42 James E. Fitzmorris, Jr. 1972 1980 Democratic
43 Robert "Bobby" Freeman 1980 1988 Democratic
44 Paul Hardy Paul Hardy.JPG.jpg 1988 1992 Republican
45 Melinda Schwegmann 1992 1996 Democratic
46 Kathleen Blanco Kathleen Blanco in St.Bernard.jpg 1996 2004 Democratic
47 Mitch Landrieu Mitch Landrieu 2007March01.jpg 2004 Present Democratic

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