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The 1859 Louisiana gubernatorial election was the third election to take place under the Louisiana Constitution of 1852. As a result of this election Thomas Overton Moore became Governor of Louisiana. This was the last Louisiana gubernatorial election before the outbreak of the Civil War.
|Democratic||Thomas Overton Moore||16,306||60.15%|
|Know Nothing||Thomas Jefferson Wells||10,805||39.85%|
1855 Louisiana gubernatorial election
|Louisiana gubernatorial elections||Succeeded by|
1863 Louisiana gubernatorial election (Confederate)
- Jeanne Frois. 2006. Louisiana Almanac, 2006–2007 Edition. Gretna, La: Pelican Pub. Co. p.547