1842 Louisiana gubernatorial election

The 1842 Louisiana gubernatorial election was the ninth gubernatorial election to take place after Louisiana achieved statehood. Under Article III Sec 2 of the 1812 Constitution of the State of Louisiana the Governor was elected in two steps. On the first Monday in July, eligible voters went to the polls and voted. The returns were sent to the President of the Louisiana State Senate. On the second day of the session of the Louisiana State Legislature, the Louisiana House of Representatives and Senate met in joint session and voted between the top two candidates. The candidate who received a majority in General Assembly became governor. This was the last election held under the Constitution of 1812, the next election was held under the Constitution of 1845.

1842 Louisiana gubernatorial election
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Nominee Alexandre Mouton Henry S. Johnson
Party Democratic Whig
Electoral vote 60 2
Popular vote 9,669 8,104
Percentage 54.40% 45.60%

Governor before election

Andre B. Roman

Elected Governor

Alexandre Mouton


Popular Vote[1]

Party Candidate Votes received Percentage
Democratic Alexandre Mouton 9,660 54.40%
Whig Henry S. Johnson 8,104 45.60%
Total Vote 17,773

General Assembly Vote[1]

Candidate Votes received Percentage
Alexandre Mouton 60 85.71%
Henry S. Johnson 2 2.82%
Blank 9 12.68%
Total Vote 71
Preceded by
1838 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1846 Louisiana gubernatorial election


  1. ^ a b Jeanne Frois. 2006. Louisiana Almanac, 2006–2007 Edition. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co. p.547