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1971–72 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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1971–72 Louisiana gubernatorial election

← 1967 February 1, 1972 1975 →
Edwin Edwards.jpg
Dave Treen.jpg
Nominee Edwin Edwards David Treen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 641,146 480,424
Percentage 57.2% 42.8%

Louisiana Governor Election Results by Parish, 1972.svg
Results by Parish
Edwards:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Treen:      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

John McKeithen

Elected Governor

Edwin Edwards

The 1971–72 Louisiana gubernatorial election was held in three rounds. The two Democratic Party primaries were held on November 6 and December 18, 1971. The general election was held on February 1, 1972, in which Edwin Edwards defeated Republican candidate David Treen to become Governor of Louisiana.

Early in the campaign, conventional wisdom of many political analysts predicted that the race's top candidates would be Gillis Long, Jimmie Davis, and C.C. "Taddy" Aycock.[1] However, the two candidates to make the runoff, Edwin Edwards and J. Bennett Johnston, were relative newcomers to the Louisiana political scene.[2]

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First Democratic Party primary, November 6, 1971

Candidate Votes received Percent
Edwin Edwards 276,397 23.54%
J. Bennett Johnston 208,830 17.79%
Gillis William Long 164,276 13.99%
Jimmie H. Davis 138,756 11.82%
John G. Schwegmann 92,072 7.84%
Clarence C. Aycock 88,465 7.54%
Samuel Bell, Sr. 72,486 6.17%
Speedy O. Long 61,359 5.23%
Frank T. Salter, Jr. 32,203 2.74%
James W. Moore 9,408 0.80%
Warren J. "Puggy" Moity 8,965 0.76%
David L. Chandler 7,244 0.62%
Huey P. Coleman 4,833 0.41%
Harold Lee Bethune II 3,032 0.26%
Wilford L. Thompson, Sr. 2,535 0.21%
Addison Roswell Thompson 1,924 0.16%
Jimmy Strain 1,258 0.11%

Republican Party Primary, November 6, 1971

Candidate Votes received Percent
David C. Treen 9,732 92.06%
Robert Max Ross 839 7.94%

Second Democratic Party primary, December 18, 1971

Candidate Votes received Percent
Edwin Edwards 584,262 50.19%
J. Bennett Johnston 579,774 49.81%

General election, February 1, 1972

Candidate Party Votes received Percent
Edwin Edwards Democrat 641,146 57.2%
David Treen Republican 480,424 42.8%

Preceded by
1967 gubernatorial election
Louisiana gubernatorial elections Succeeded by
1975 gubernatorial election


Louisiana Secretary of State. Primary Election Returns, 1971


  1. ^ "2 New Faces Top Primary In Louisiana". Toledo Blade. 8 November 1971. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  2. ^ "New Faces Winning In Louisiana". Miami News. 8 November 1971. Retrieved 28 June 2012.

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