In 1884, Republicans (the party of Abraham Lincoln who was assassinated in 1865) constituted only about 8.7% of the Louisiana House of Representatives and 12.3% of the Senate.  The majority of the legislature was, arguably, still sympathetic to the Confederate cause and embraced segregation of the races.  (Note: 1884 was an election year; the above percentages reflect both incoming and outgoing members.)

  • Louisiana House of Representatives, "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1880 - 2008" ( accessed 2/19/05.

  • Louisiana State Senate, "Membership in the Louisiana Senate, 1880 - 2004" ( accessed 2/19/05.

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