List of colonial and departmental heads of French Guiana

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List of Colonial and Departmental Heads of French Guiana[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Notes
French Suzerainty
French colony
1643 Charles Poncet de Brétigny, Governor
1644 to 1654 Huet de Navarre, Governor
Dutch Occupation
1654 to 1660 Guerin Spranger,[1] Governor
1660 to 1664 Jan Claessen Lagedijk, Governor
French Suzerainty
15 May 1664 to 1665 Joseph-Antoine Le Febvre de La Barre, Governor 1st time
1665 Antoine de Noël de la Trompe d'Or, Governor
1665 to 1668 Cyprien Lefebvre de Lézy, Governor 1st time
1668 to 1670 Joseph-Antoine Le Febvre de La Barre, Governor 2nd time
1670 to 1676 Cyprien Lefebvre de Lézy, Governor 2nd time
Dutch Occupation
5 May 1676 to December 1676 Synkes, Commander
French Suzerainty
1676 to 1679 Cyprien Lefebvre de Lézy, Governor 3rd time
1679 to October 1684 Pierre-Eléonore de La Ville, marquis de Férolles, Governor 1st time
1684 to 1687 Pierre de Sainte-Marthe de Lalande, Governor
1687 to 1688 Pierre-Eléonore de La Ville, marquis de Férolles, Governor 2nd time
1688 to 1691 François Lefebvre de la Barre, Governor
1691 to January 1700 Pierre-Eléonore de La Ville, marquis de Férolles, Governor 3rd time
1700 to 1701 Rémy Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 1st time
1701 to 5 August 1705 Pierre-Eléonore de La Ville, marquis de Férolles, Governor 4th time
1705 to 15 September 1706 Antoine de Querci de Rionville, Governor
1706 to July 1713 Rémy Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 2nd time
1713 Chevalier de Béthune, Governor
1713 to September 1716 Pierre de Morthon de Laumière de Grandville, interim Governor
1716 to December 1720 Claude Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 1st time
1720 to 1722 François de la Motte-Aigron, Governor
1722 to September 1729 Claude Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 2nd time
1729 to June 1730 Michel Marshalek de Charanville, Governor
1730 to 2 August 1730 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 1st time
1730 to 30 August 1736 Henri Dussault de Lamirande, Governor
1736 to December 1736 Henri de Poilvillain, baron de Grenay, Governor
1736 to 9 July 1738 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 2nd time
9 July 1738 to June 1743 Antoine Le Moyne de Chateauguay, Governor
1743 to June 1751 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 3rd time
1751 to May 1752 Jean Baptiste Hyacinthe de Saint-Michel Dunezat, Governor 1st time
1752 to July 1753 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 4th time
1753 to April 1757 Jean Baptiste Hyacinthe de Saint-Michel Dunezat, Governor 2nd time
1757 to May 1763 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers, Governor 5th time
1763 to 2 January 1764 Jean Pierre Antoine de Béhague, Governor 1st time
1764 to 22 December 1764 Louis-Thomas Jacau de Fiedmont, Governor 1st time
22 December 1764 to April 1765 Brule Tout de Préfontaine, acting Governor
April 1765 to 1765 Étienne François de Turgot, Governor
1765 to 28 January 1766 Jean Pierre Antoine de Béhague, Governor 2nd time
1766 to 15 December 1781 Louis-Thomas Jacau de Fiedmont, Governor 2nd time
1781 to 13 July 1785 Alexandre Ferdinand, baron de Bessner, Governor
1785 to 16 August 1785 Louis de La Vallière, interim Governor
1785 to 17 May 1787 Thomas de FitzMaurice, Governor
May 1787 to 22 October 1788 Pierre François de Mareuilh de Villeboi, Governor
1788 to 19 June 1789 Charles Guillaume Vial d'Alais, Governor
1789 to 5 January 1791 Jacques Martin de Bourgon, Governor
1791 to 26 September 1792 Henri Benoît, acting Governor
1792 to May 1793 Frédéric Joseph Guillot, Civil Commissioner
1793 to November 1794 Nicolas Georges Jeannet-Oudin, Civil Commissioner 1st time
November 1794 to April 1796 François Maurice Cointet de Fillain, Commissioner
April 1796 to 25 October 1797 Nicolas Georges Jeannet-Oudin, Agent Particulier 2nd time
French département
25 October 1797 to 5 November 1798 Nicolas Georges Jeannet-Oudin, Agent Particulier 2nd time
November 1798 to 2 December 1799 Étienne Laurent Pierre Burnel, Agent Particulier
13 December 1799 to 8 January 1800 Étienne Franconie, President of the Departmental Administration
8 January 1800 to 1801 Jean Baptiste Victor Hugues, Agent
French colony
1801 to 1804 Jean Baptiste Victor Hugues, Agent
1804 to 12 January 1809 Jean Baptiste Victor Hugues, Imperial Commissioner
Portuguese Occupation
12 January 1809 to October 1809 Manuel Marques, Governor
October 1809 to February 1812 Pedro Alexandrino Pinto de Sousa, Governor
February 1812 to 8 November 1817 João Severiano Maciel da Costa, Governor
French Suzerainty
1817 to 25 July 1819 Jean-François, comte de Carra Saint-Cyr, Commandant
25 July 1819 to 12 March 1823 Pierre Clément, baron de Laussat, Commandant
1823 to 1825 Pierre Bernard, baron de Milius, Commandant
1825 to 1826 Charles Emmanuel de Muyssard, interim Commandant
1826 to 1827 Joseph Burgues de Missiessy, interim Governor
1827 to 1829 Louis Henri de Saulses de Freycinet, Governor
1 June 1829 to 11 April 1836 Louis Jean-Guillaume Jubelin, Governor
1836 to 1837 François Dominique Laurens de Choisy, Governor
1837 to 1839 Paul de Nourquer du Camper, Governor
1839 to 1841 Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Gourbeyre, Governor
1841 to 1843 Guillaume Basile Charmasson de Puylaval, Governor
1843 to 1845 Marie Jean-François Layrle, Governor
1845 to 1846 Jean Baptiste Armand Bertrand Cadéot, Governor
18 February 1846 to 16 May 1850 André Aimé Pariset, Governor
1850 to 6 January 1851 Louis Eugène Maissin, Governor
1851 Jean François Marie Félix Stanislas Vidal de Lingendes, acting Governor
May 1851 to May 1852 Octave Pierre Antoine Henri de Chabannes-Curton (fr), Governor
1852 to 1853 Joseph Napoléon Sarda-Garriga, Governor
1853 to 1854 Martin Fourichon, Governor
1854 to 1855 Louis Adolphe Bonard, Governor
1855 to January 1856 Antoine Alphonse Masset, acting Governor
January 1856 to 1859 Auguste Laurent François Baudin, Governor
15 May 1859 to 1 May 1864 Louis-Marie-François Tardy de Montravel, Governor
1864 to 1865 Antoine Favre, acting Governor
1865 to 1870 Privat Antoine Agathon Hennique, Governor
1870 J.A.A. Noyer, acting Governor
30 April 1870 to 1871 Jeanean-Louis Loubère, acting Governor
1871 to August 1877 Jeanean-Louis Loubère, Governor
1877 A.E. Bouet, acting Governor
1877 to 1880 Marie Alfred-Armand Huart, Governor
1880 P.A. Trève, acting Governor
1880 to 1883 Charles Alexandre Lacouture, Governor
1883 to 1884 Henri Isidore Chessé, Governor
1884 to 1885 Jean Baptiste Antoine Lougnon, acting Governor
1885 to 1887 Léonce Pierre Henri Le Cardinal, Governor
1888 to 1891 Anne Léodor Philotée Metellus Gerville-Réache, Governor
April 1891 to 1893 Louis Albert Grodet, Governor 1st time
1893 Paul Émile Joseph Casimir Fawtier, Governor
24 April 1893 to 4 August 1895 Camille Charvein, Governor
30 August 1895 to 13 June 1896 Henri Félix de Lamothe, Governor
1896 to 1898 Henri Eloi Danel, Governor
1898 to 1899 Henri Charles Victor Amédée Roberdeau, Governor
1899 Louis Mouttet, Governor
1899 to 1903 Émile Joseph Merwart, Governor
1903 to 1905 Louis Albert Grodet, Governor 2nd time
1905 Charles Emmanuel Joseph Marchal, Governor
1905 to 1906 Victor François Ferdinand Rey, Governor
1906 Louis Alphonse Bonhoure, Governor
20 January 1906 to 5 July 1907 Édouard Picanon, Governor
1907 to 1909 François Pierre Rodier, Governor
1909 to 1910 William Maurice Fawtier, Governor
1910 Fernand Ernest Thérond, Governor
1910 to 31 May 1911 Paul Samary, Governor
1911 Denis Joseph Goujon, Governor
1911 to 1914 Pierre Jean Henri Didelot, Governor 1st time
1914 to 1916 Fernand Ernest Lévecque, Governor
1916 Pierre Jean Henri Didelot, Governor 2nd time
1916 to 1917 Georges Lévy, Governor
1917 Jules Gérard Auguste Lauret, Governor
1917 to 1918 Antoine Joseph Xavier Barre, Governor
1918 to 1923 Henri Alphonse Joseph Lejeune, Governor
1923 Julien Edgard Cantau, Governor
20 November 1923 to 1926 Marc Émile Charles Jean Chanel, Governor
1926 to 1927 Gabriel Henri Joseph Thaly, Governor
1927 François Adrien Juvanon, Governor
1927 to 1928 Émile Buhot-Launay, Governor
1928 to 1929 Camille Théodore Raoul Maillet, Governor
1929 to 6 July 1930 Bernard Jacques Victorin Siadous, Governor
French Guiana divided into two territories: French Guiana (Cayenne and the Atlantic coast) and Inini (inland area)
6 July 1930 to 1931 Bernard Jacques Victorin Siadous, Governor
27 May 1931 to 1933 Louis Joseph Bouge, acting Governor
1933 to 1935 Julien Georges Lamy, Governor
2 June 1935 to 1936 Max de Masson de Saint-Félix, Governor
1936 Pierre Tap, Governor
1936 to 1938 René Veber, Governor 1st time
1938 to 1942 Robert Paul Chot-Plassot, Governor
1942 to 18 March 1943 René Veber, Governor 2nd time
1943 to 1944 Jean Alexandre Léon Rapenne, Governor
1944 to 1946 Jules Eucher Surlemont, Governor
1946 Jean Pezet, Governor
French overseas département
16 August 1947 to 1 June 1955 Robert Vignon, Prefect
1 June 1955 to 16 September 1957 Pierre Malvy, Prefect
1 October 1957 to 1 November 1958 Pierre Voitellier, Prefect
13 October 1958 to 1 December 1960 André Dubois-Chabert, Prefect Acting for Voitellier to 1 November 1958
1 December 1960 to 1 December 1963 René Erignac, Prefect
1 December 1963 to 16 August 1967 René Letellier, Prefect
16 August 1967 to 16 July 1970 Paul Bouteiller, Prefect
16 July 1970 to 1 February 1972 Jean Monfraix, Prefect
1 February 1972 to 8 February 1974 Jacques Robert Delaunay, Prefect
5 March 1974 to 20 May 1977 Hervé Bourseillier, Prefect
20 May 1977 to 10 February 1980 Jean Julien Émile Le Direach, Prefect
10 February 1980 to 27 July 1981 Antoine Carli, Prefect
27 July 1981 to 10 May 1982 Maxime Gonzalvo, Prefect
10 May 1982 to 22 July 1982 Maxime Gonzalvo, Commissioner of the Republic
July 1982 to 1984 Claude Silberzahn, Commissioner of the Republic
1984 to 1986 Bernard Courtois, Commissioner of the Republic
1986 to 24 February 1988 Jacques Dewatre, Commissioner of the Republic
24 February 1988 to August 1988 Jacques Dewatre, Prefect
22 August 1988 to 16 May 1990 Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Prefect
19 June 1990 to May 1992 Jean-François Di Chiara, Prefect
27 May 1992 to 6 January 1995 Jean-François Cordet, Prefect
6 January 1995 to 3 February 1997 Pierre Dartout, Prefect
3 February 1997 to 2 August 1999 Dominique Vian, Prefect
2 August 1999 to 2 September 2002 Henri Masse (fr), Prefect
2 September 2002 to 28 March 2003 Ange Mancini, Prefect
French overseas region
28 March 2003 to August 2006 Ange Mancini, Prefect
28 August 2006 to February 2009 Jean-Pierre Laflaquière, Prefect
19 February 2009 to Present Daniel Ferey, Prefect

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Spranger, Daniel Guerin". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. 

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