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Louisiana Governors

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As Louisianans prepare to vote for a new Governor this fall, the LDMA is highlighting Louisiana Governors throughout the month of October.  Take a look back at the colorful personalities and the reformers who have shaped Louisiana’s most powerful office. 




Governor Bobby Jindal's 2008 Inauguration

Debates, Inaugurations, and Addresses

Throughout its 40-year history, LPB has provided statewide coverage of gubernatorial debates, inaugurations, and addresses to the Legislature.




Former Governors Dave Treen, Buddy Roemer, and Mike Foster

Governor’s Forums



Governor Huey P. Long

Governor Huey P. Long (1928-1932)





Uncle Earl (Governor Earl K. Long)


Governor Earl K. Long (1939-1940, 1948-1952, 1956-1960)

Uncle Earl - A 1985 documentary available in its entirety throughout the month of October





Governor Jimmie Davis

Governor Jimmie Davis (1944-1948, 1960-1964)


Governor John McKeithen


Governor John McKeithen (1964-1972)




Governor Edwin Edwards

Governor Edwin Edwards (1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996)



Governor Dave Treen

Governor Dave Treen (1980-1984)




Governor Buddy Roemer


Governor Buddy Roemer (1988-1992)





Governor Mike Foster

Governor Mike Foster (1996-2004)






Governor Kathleen Blanco


Governor Kathleen Blanco (2004-2008)





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