List of colonial governors of Ivory Coast

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List of Colonial Heads of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)[edit]

This is a list of Colonial Heads of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Notes
French Suzerainty
1842 French protectorates declared over the Kingdoms of Nzima and Sanwi, part of the Colony of Gorée and Dependencies
1843 to 1843 Charles-Marie Philippe de Kerhallet, Commandant-Superior  
1843 to 1844 Thomas Jules Séraphin Besson, Commandant-Superior  
1844 to 1845 Joseph Pellegrin, Commandant-Superior  
1845 to 1847 Conjard, Commandant-Superior  
1847 to 1848 Camille-Adolphe Pigeon, Commandant-Superior  
1848 to 1850 Jean-Jules-Charles Boulay, Commandant-Superior  
1851 to 1853 Charles-Gabriel-Felicité Martin des Pallières, Commandant-Superior  
1853 to 1854 François Chirat, Commandant-Superior  
1854 to 1855 Pierre-Alexandre Mailhetard, Commandant-Superior 1st Term
1855 to 1856 Noël Bruyas, Commandant-Superior  
1857 to 1857 Charles-Praul Brossard de Corbigny, Commandant-Superior  
1858 to 1859 Pierre-Alexandre Maihetard, Commandant-Superior 2nd Term
1859 to 4 October 1860 ..., Commandant-Superior  
Ivory Coast territory of the Ivory Coast-Gabon colony
4 October 1860 to 10 November 1860 ..., Commandant-Superior  
10 November 1860 to July 1862 Charles-René-Gabriel Liébault, Commandant-Superior  
28 August 1862 to 14 January 1863 Joseph Alem, Commandant-Superior  
29 April 1863 to 1863 Jean-Antione-Léonard-Eudore Noyer, Commandant-Superior  
1863 to 1864 Jacques-Bertrand-Osacar Desnouy, Commandant-Superior  
1864 to 1866 Jean-Auguste Martin, Commandant-Superior  
1866 to 1867 Léon Noël, Commandant-Superior  
1867 to 1869 Alfred Pouzols, Commandant-Superior  
1869 to 1871 Jean-Louis Vernet, Commandant-Superior  
1871 to 10 November 1878 Arthur Verdier, Resident (of Arthur Verdier & Company) Warden of the French Flag to 1878
Arthur Verdier & Company administration Recognised by France
10 November 1878 to 1881 Arthur Verdier, Resident (of Arthur Verdier & Company)  
Under the Superior Commandant of Gabon and the Gulf of Guinea Settlements
1881 to 16 December 1883 Arthur Verdier, Resident (of Arthur Verdier & Company) Administration under private traders; protectorates maintained by France
Under French Guinea
16 December 1883 to 1885 Arthur Verdier, Resident (of Arthur Verdier & Company)  
Direct French rule
1885 to 1886 Charles Bour, Commandant-particular  
Under the Lieutenant Governors of Guinea
1886 to 10 January 1889 Marcel Treich-Leplène, Resident  
French Protectorate of Ivory Coast Direct French rule under the Lieutenant Governors of Guinea
10 January 1889 to 9 March 1890 Marcel Treich-Leplène, Resident  
9 March 1890 to 14 June 1890 Jean-Joseph-Étienne-Octave Péan, acting Resident  
14 June 1890 to 1892 Jean-Auguste-Henri Desailles, Resident  
1892 to 1892 Eloi Bricard, acting Resident  
1892 to 12 November 1892 Julien Voisin, acting Resident  
12 November 1892 to 10 March 1893 Paul Alphonse Frédéric Heckman, Resident  
French Colony of Ivory Coast
10 March 1893 to 1895 Louis-Gustave Binger, Governor  
16 June 1885 Incorporated into French West Africa
1895 to 1895 Paul Cousturier, acting Governor  
1895 to 1896 Joseph Lemaire, acting Governor  
1896 to 25 February 1896 Pierre-Hubert-Auguste Pascal, acting Governor  
25 February 1896 to 13 May 1896 Eugène Bertin, acting Governor  
13 May 1896 to 14 May 1896 Jean-Baptiste Castaing, acting Governor  
14 May 1896 to 19 March 1897 Louis Mouttet, acting Governor  
19 March 1897 to 1898 Louis Mouttet, Governor  
1898 to 1898 Adrien Jules Jean Bonhoure, Governor  
1898 to 1898 Jean Penel, acting Governor  
1898 to 1898 Pierre-Paul-Marie Capest, acting Governor  
1898 to 11 September 1898 ... Ribes, acting Governor  
11 September 1898 to 5 November 1902 Henri-Charles-Victor-Amédée Roberdeau, Governor  
5 November 1902 to 25 November 1902 Albert Anatole Nebout, acting Governor 1st Term
25 November 1902 to 4 May 1903 Marie-François-Joseph Clozel, acting Governor 1st Term
4 May 1903 to 19 November 1905 Marie-François-Joseph Clozel, Governor 1st Term
19 November 1905 to 27 October 1906 Albert Anatole Nebout, acting Governor 2nd Term
27 October 1906 to 25 April 1908 Marie-François-Joseph Clozel, Governor 2nd Term
25 August 1907 to 1908 Albert Anatole Nebout, acting Governor 3rd Term
25 April 1908 to 28 April 1909 Gabriel-Louis Angoulvant, Governor 1st Term
28 April 1908 to August 1908 Pierre Brun, acting Governor  
August 1909 to 12 May 1911 Gabriel-Louis Angoulvant, Governor 2nd Term
12 May 1911 to 9 March 1912 Casimir Guyon, acting Governor 1st Term
9 March 1912 to 22 May 1913 Gabriel-Louis Angoulvant, Governor 3rd Term
22 March 1913 to 29 October 1913 Casimir Guyon, acting Governor 2nd Term
29 October 1913 to 4 September 1914 Gustave Julien, acting Governor  
4 September 1914 to 16 June 1916 Gabriel-Louis Angoulvant, Governor 4th Term
16 June 1916 to 1 December 1916 Maurice-Pierre Lapalud, acting Governor 1st Term
1 December 1916 to 27 December 1916 Gabriel-Louis Angoulvant, Governor 5th Term
27 December 1916 to January 1918 Maurice-Pierre Lapalud, acting Governor 2nd Term
January 1918 to June 1919 Raphaël-Valentin-Marius Antonetti, Governor 1st Term
June 1919 to 22 September 1919 Maurice Beurnier, acting Governor  
22 September 1919 to 24 January 1922 Raphaël-Valentin-Marius Antonetti, Governor 2nd Term
24 January 1922 to 28 September 1922 Pierre Chapon-Baissac, acting Governor  
28 September 1922 to 2 April 1924 Raphaël-Valentin-Marius Antonetti 3rd Term
2 April 1924 to 2 July 1925 Richard-Édmond-Maurice-Édouard Brunot, acting Governor  
2 July 1925 to 25 August 1930 Maurice-Pierre Lapalud, Governor 3rd Term
25 August 1930 to 28 October 1930 Joseph Jules Brévié, Governor  
28 October 1930 to 16 January 1931 Jean Paul Boutonnet, acting Governor  
16 January 1931 to 7 May 1935 Dieudonné François Joseph Marie Reste, Governor  
7 May 1935 to 28 June 1935 Marie Alphonse Flotte de Pouzols, acting Governor  
28 June 1935 to 7 March 1936 Adolphe Deitte, Governor  
7 March 1936 to 28 November 1936 Julien Georges Lamy, acting Governor  
28 November 1936 to 16 July 1938 Gaston-Charles-Julien Mondon, Governor  
16 July 1938 to 27 January 1939 Louis Bressolles, acting Governor  
27 January 1939 to 5 March 1940 Horace-Valentin Crocicchia, acting Governor  
5 March 1940 to 1 January 1941 Horace-Valentin Crocicchia, Governor  
1 January 1941 to 29 September 1942 Hubert-Jules Deschamps, Governor  
29 September 1942 to 3 August 1943 Georges-Pierre Rey, Governor  
3 August 1943 to 26 August 1943 Jean François Toby, Governor  
26 August 1943 to 16 August 1945 André-Jean-Gaston Latrille, Governor 1st Term
16 August 1945 to April 1946 Henry Jean Marie de Mauduit, Governor  
April 1946 to 27 October 1946 André-Jean-Gaston Latrille, Governor 2nd Term
Ivory Coast Territory Overseas territory of France
27 October 1946 to 20 February 1947 André-Jean-Gaston Latrille, Governor 2nd Term (contd.)
20 February 1947 to 20 May 1947 Oswald-Marcellin-Maurice-Maruis Durand, acting Governor  
20 May 1947 to 29 January 1948 Oswald-Marcellin-Maurice-Maruis Durand, Governor  
29 January 1948 to 10 November 1948 Georges-Louis-Joseph Orselli, Governor  
10 November 1948 to 25 April 1952 Laurent Élisée Péchoux, Governor  
25 April 1952 to 10 July 1952 Pierre-François Pelieu, Governor  
10 July 1952 to 19 February 1954 Camille-Victor Bailly, Governor  
19 February 1954 to 18 February 1956 Pierre-Joseph-Auguste Messmer, Governor  
18 February 1956 to 28 May 1956 Pierre-Auguste-Michel-Marie Lami, acting Governor  
28 May 1956 to 23 February 1957 Pierre-Auguste-Michel-Marie Lami, Governor  
23 February 1957 to 4 December 1958 Ernest de Nattes, Governor  
Republic of Ivory Coast Autonomous
4 December 1958 to 15 July 1960 Ernest de Nattes, High Commissioner  
15 July 1960 to 7 August 1960 Yves-René-Henri Guéna, High Commissioner  
7 August 1960 Independence as Republic of Ivory Coast

For continuation after independence, see: Heads of state of Côte d'Ivoire

See also[edit]