List of Governors-General of French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa.

This is a list of European colonial administrators responsible for the territory of French Equatorial Africa, an area equivalent to modern-day Gabon, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Chad.

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Notes
1 August 1886 to 28 September 1897   Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza,
Commissioner-General
1 August 1886 to 1 October 1886 Georges Élie Pradier,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Brazza
1 October 1886 to March 1887   Charles de Chavannes,
acting Commissioner-General
1st time; acting for Brazza
16 January 1888 to May 1890   Noël Ballay,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Brazza
25 November 1891 to March 1892   Charles de Chavannes,
acting Commissioner-General
2nd time; acting for Brazza
April 1892 to May 1892 3rd time; acting for Brazza
June 1892 to March 1893 4th time; acting for Brazza
17 March 1893 to 6 October 1893 Alphonse Edouard Lippmann,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Brazza
October 1893 to November 1893 E. Gervais,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Brazza
December 1893 to May 1894   Charles de Chavannes,
acting Commissioner-General
5th time; acting for Brazza
May 1894 to 1 June 1894 Jean-Marie Le Divellec,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Brazza
1 June 1894 to November 1894 Albert Dolisie [fr],
acting Commissioner-General
1st time; acting for Brazza
January 1895 to January 1896 2nd time; acting for Brazza
March 1897 to 28 September 1897 3rd time; acting for Brazza
28 September 1897 to 28 April 1900   Henri-Félix de Lamothe [fr],
Commissioner-General
June 1898 to October 1898 Albert Dolisie [fr],
acting Commissioner-General
4th time; acting for Lamothe
October 1898 to April 1899   Martial Henri Merlin,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Lamothe
October 1899 to March 1900 Jean-Baptiste Philémon Lemaire,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Lamothe
28 April 1900 to December 1900
December 1900 to 1902   Albert Grodet,
acting Commissioner-General
1902 to 1903   Charles Noufflard [fr],
acting Commissioner-General
1903 to 21 January 1904 Arnaud,
acting Commissioner-General
21 January 1904 to 13 February 1908   Émile Gentil,
Commissioner-General
17 August 1905 to 11 May 1906 Édouard Émile Léon Telle,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Gentil
25 September 1906 to 5 April 1907 Alfred Fourneau,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Gentil
5 April 1907 to 28 June 1908   Alfred Albert Martineau,
acting Commissioner-General
Acting for Gentil
28 June 1908 to 15 May 1917   Martial Henri Merlin,
Governor-General
28 June 1908 to 16 February 1909   Alfred Albert Martineau,
acting Governor-General
Acting for Merlin
18 October 1909 to 1910 Charles Amédée Rognon,
acting Governor-General
1st time; acting for Merlin
1910 Adolphe Cureau,
acting Governor-General
Acting for Merlin
1910 to 6 March 1911 Charles Amédée Rognon,
acting Governor-General
2nd time; acting for Merlin
6 March 1911 to 1911 Édouard Dubosc-Taret,
acting Governor-General
Acting for Merlin
1911 to 11 May 1911 Charles Henri Vergnes,
acting Governor-General
1st time; acting for Merlin
17 October 1912 to c. May 1913 2nd time; acting for Merlin
c. May 1913 to 17 November 1913 Georges Virgile Poulet,
acting Governor-General
Acting for Merlin
17 November 1913 to 14 September 1914 Frédéric Estèbe,
acting Governor-General
1st time; acting for Merlin
15 May 1917 to 16 May 1920   Gabriel Louis Angoulvant,
Governor-General
17 June 1917 to 23 July 1918 Frédéric Estèbe,
acting Governor-General
2nd time; acting for Angoulvant
August 1918 to 16 May 1920 3rd time; acting for Angoulvant
16 May 1920 to 5 September 1920 Maurice Lapalud [fr],
acting Governor-General
5 September 1920 to 21 August 1923   Victor Augagneur,
Governor-General
21 August 1923 to 8 July 1924 Robert Paul Marie de Guise,
acting Governor-General
1st time
8 July 1924 to 1924 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa,
acting Governor-General
1st time
1924 to 1 October 1924 Robert Paul Marie de Guise,
acting Governor-General
2nd time
1 October 1924 to 16 October 1924 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa,
acting Governor-General
2nd time
16 October 1924 to 20 September 1934   Raphaël Antonetti [fr],
Governor-General
11 May 1925 to December 1925 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa,
acting Governor-General
3rd time; acting for Antonetti
22 January 1927 to 1927 Jean Marchessou,
acting Governor-General
1st time; acting for Antonetti
1927 to 17 October 1927 Joseph-François Reste [fr],
acting Governor-General
1st time; acting for Antonetti
November 1929 to August 1930 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa,
acting Governor-General
4th time; acting for Antonetti
27 November 1930 to 11 March 1931 Adolphe Deitte,
acting Governor-General
Acting for Antonetti
December 1932 to 11 December 1933 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa,
acting Governor-General
5th time; acting for Antonetti
20 September 1934 to 16 October 1934 Jean Marchessou,
acting Governor-General
2nd time
16 October 1934 to 15 March 1935 Georges Édouard Alexandre Renard,
Governor-General
20 March 1935 to 5 April 1936 Jean Marchessou,
acting Governor-General
3rd time
5 April 1936 to 21 April 1939 Joseph-François Reste [fr],
Governor-General
2nd time
21 April 1939 to 3 September 1939 Léon Solomiac,
acting Governor-General
3 September 1939 to 28 August 1940 Pierre François Boisson [fr],
Governor-General
17 July 1940 to 28 August 1940 Louis Husson,
acting Governor-General
Acting for Boisson
28 August 1940 to 12 November 1940   Edgard de Larminat,
acting Governor-General
12 November 1940 to 30 December 1940   Adolphe Sicé [fr],
acting Governor-General
30 December 1940 to 17 May 1944   Félix Éboué,
Governor-General
Acting to 15 July 1944
August 1941 to July 1942   Adolphe Sicé [fr],
High Commissioner of Free French Africa
15 February 1944 to 3 August 1946 André Bayardelle [fr],
Governor-General
Acting to 2 October 1944 (for Éboué to 17 May 1944)
3 August 1946 to 5 June 1947 Jean Louis Marie André Soucadaux [fr],
acting Governor-General
1st time
5 June 1947 to 5 July 1947 Laurent Péchoux [fr],
acting Governor-General
5 July 1947 to 17 September 1947   Charles Luizet [fr],
Governor-General
17 September 1947 to 26 March 1948 Jean Louis Marie André Soucadaux [fr],
Governor-General
2nd time; acting to 15 November 1947
26 March 1948 to 21 September 1951 Bernard Cornut-Gentille,
Governor-General
21 September 1951 to 4 April 1957   Paul Louis Gabriel Chauvet [fr],
Governor-General
4 April 1957 to 29 January 1958 Paul Louis Gabriel Chauvet [fr],
High Commissioner
29 January 1958 to 15 July 1958   Pierre Messmer,
High Commissioner
15 July 1958 to 15 August 1960   Yvon Bourges,
High Commissioner

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Ben Cahoon (2000). "French Equatorial Africa". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 15 January 2017.