Nguyễn Văn Xuân

Nguyễn Văn Xuân (3 April 1892 – 14 January 1989) was president of the government of Cochinchina from 1947 to 1948, then prime minister of the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam from 23 May 1948 to 20 June 1949, during the First Indochina War.[1]

Nguyễn Văn Xuân
Nguyễn Văn Xuân, Lưu Đức Trung, Nghiêm Văn Trí, Trần Văn Lý Phan Văn Giáo Ngô Đình Diệm (cropped).jpg
President of the Autonomous Republic of Cochinchina
In office
Preceded byLê Văn Hoạch
Succeeded byTrần Văn Hữu
Head of the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam
In office
23 May 1948 – 20 June 1949
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byBảo Đại
(as Chief of the State of Vietnam
Personal details
Born(1892-04-03)3 April 1892
Truong Tho, Gia Định Province, Annam
Died14 January 1989(1989-01-14) (aged 96)
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Military service
Branch/serviceFrench Army
Years of service1947–1954
RankBrigadier general
Battles/warsFrench Indochina War

First Indochina WarEdit

On 1 April 1947, he was promoted to brigadier general (two-star general, entry level for a general officer in the French army ranking system) of colonial troops, a local army with French commanding officers. After the First Indochina War, he took exile in France. On 14 January 1989, he died in Nice at the age of 96.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ngo Ngoc Trung (2011). "Nguyen Van Xuan". In Tucker, Spencer C. (ed.). The encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military history (2nd ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. pp. 843–844. ISBN 9781851099610.
  2. ^ Le Général Nguyen Van Xuan Archived 2016-10-23 at the Wayback Machine, Bulletin de l'ANAI, April–May–June 1989
Preceded by President of Cochinchina
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Position established
President of the
Provisional Central Government of Vietnam

Succeeded by
Position disestablished
Preceded by Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam
Succeeded by