List of French residents-general in Tunisia

French Tunisia (dark blue) within other French possessions in Africa (light blue), 1913.

In 1881, the conquest of Tunisia was initiated by the French Third Republic. The invasion began on 28 April 1881, and lasted until 28 October 1881. Meanwhile, the Treaty of Bardo was signed on 12 May 1881. According to the treaty, the Beylik of Tunis would become a French protectorate from 1881 to 1956, when Tunisia regained its independence as the Kingdom of Tunisia.

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Notes Portrait
13 May 1881 to 28 February 1882 Théodore Roustan, Resident Minister  
28 February 1882 to 23 June 1885 Paul Cambon, Resident Minister  
23 June 1885 to 28 October 1886 Paul Cambon, Resident-General  
23 November 1886 to 5 November 1892 Justin Massicault, Resident-General  
November 1892 to 14 November 1894 Charles Rouvier [fr], Resident-General  
14 November 1894 to November 1900 René Millet [fr], Resident-General  
November 1900 to 27 December 1901 Benoît de Merkel, Resident-General  
27 December 1901 to 7 February 1907 Stephen Pichon, Resident-General  
7 February 1907 to 26 October 1918 Gabriel Alapetite, Resident-General  
26 October 1918 to 1 January 1921 Étienne Flandin, Resident-General  
1 January 1921 to 2 January 1929 Lucien Saint, Resident-General  
18 February 1929 to 29 July 1933 François Manceron [fr], Resident-General  
29 July 1933 to 21 March 1936 Marcel Peyrouton, Resident-General 1st term
17 April 1936 to 18 October 1938 Armand Guillon [fr], Resident-General  
22 November 1938 to 3 June 1940 Eirik Labonne [fr], Resident-General  
3 June 1940 to 22 July 1940 Marcel Peyrouton, Resident-General 2nd term
26 July 1940 to 10 May 1943 Jean-Pierre Esteva, Resident-General  
10 May 1943 to 22 February 1947 Charles Emmanuel Mast, Resident-General  
22 February 1947 to 13 June 1950 Jean Mons [fr], Resident-General  
13 June 1950 to 13 January 1952 Louis Périllier [fr], Resident-General  
13 January 1952 to 2 September 1953 Jean de Hauteclocque [fr], Resident-General  
2 September 1953 to 5 November 1954 Pierre Voizard, Resident-General  
5 November 1954 to 31 August 1955 Pierre Boyer de Latour du Moulin [fr], Resident-General  
13 September 1955 to 20 March 1956 Roger Seydoux, High Commissioner  

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