1972 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana
Louisiana stayed at eight house seats following the 1970 census, but the Eighth District's boundaries were radically altered. New governor Edwin W. Edwards ordered the district to take in territory far to the south and east of its traditional base of Alexandria, which included many African-American and progressive white voters. The change was largely regarded as an election deal between Edwards and former Rep. Gillis Long, who finished third in the Democratic Primary in the 1971 Louisiana Governor's Election. Long easily won back the Eighth District seat he lost in 1964.
Of the 8 Louisiana incumbents, 6 were re-elected.
|Louisiana 1||F. Edward Hebert||Democratic||1940||Incumbent re-elected.||√ F. Edward Hebert (Democratic) Unopposed|
|Louisiana 2||Hale Boggs||Democratic||1946||Incumbent re-elected.||√ Hale Boggs (Democratic) Unopposed|
|Louisiana 3||Patrick T. Caffery||Democratic||1968||Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
|√ Dave Treen (Republican) 54.0%|
J. Louis Watkins Jr. (Democratic) 46.0%
|Louisiana 4||Joe Waggonner||Democratic||1961||Incumbent re-elected.||√ Joe Waggonner (Democratic) Unopposed|
|Louisiana 5||Otto Passman||Democratic||1946||Incumbent re-elected.||√ Otto Passman (Democratic) Unopposed|
|Louisiana 6||John Rarick||Democratic||1966||Incumbent re-elected.||√ John Rarick (Democratic) Unopposed|
|Louisiana 7||John Breaux||Democratic||1972 (Special)||Incumbent re-elected.||√ John Breaux (Democratic) Unopposed|
|Louisiana 8||Speedy Long||Democratic||1964||Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
|√ Gillis William Long (Democratic) 68.5%|
S. R. Abramson (American) 16.8%
Roy C. Strickland (Republican) 14.6%
- List of United States Representatives from Louisiana
- United States House of Representatives elections, 1972
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