List of colonial governors of Spanish Sahara

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List of colonial governors of Spanish Sahara

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Notes
Spanish Sahara
3 November 1884 to 10 July 1885 Emilio Bonelli Hernando, Commander
10 July 1885 to 6 April 1887 Emilio Bonelli Hernando, Royal Commissioner
Subordinated to Governors of Canary Islands from 1887 until 1901
6 April 1887 to c. 1900 Emilio Bonelli Hernando, Subgovernor
c. 1900 to 7 November 1901 Ángel Villalobos, Subgovernor
7 November 1901 to 1 December 1903 Ángel Villalobos, Governor
1 December 1903 to 7 November 1925 Francisco Bens Argandoña, Governor
7 November 1925 to 19 June 1932 Guillermo de la Peña Cusi, Governor
19 June 1932 to 30 August 1933 Eduardo Canizares Navarro, Governor
30 August 1933 to 1 July 1934 José González Deleito, Governor
Subordinated to High Commissioners of Spanish Morocco from 1934 until 1956
1 July 1934 to 4 May 1936 Benigno Martínez Portillo, Governor
4 May 1936 to 7 August 1936 Carlos Pedemonte Sabin, Governor
7 August 1936 to 12 March 1937 Rafael Gallego Sainz, Governor
12 March 1937 to 31 May 1940 Antonio de Oro Pulido, Governor
31 May 1940 to 26 July 1946 José Bermejo López, Governor
Also Governors-General of Spanish West Africa from 1946 until 1958
26 July 1946 to 17 August 1949 José Bermejo López, Governor
17 August 1949 to 29 March 1952 Francisco Rosaleny Burguet, Governor
29 March 1952 to 26 February 1954 Venancio Tutor Gil, Governor
26 February 1954 to 23 May 1957 Ramón Pardo de Santallana Suárez, Governor
23 May 1957 to 10 January 1958 Mariano Gómez Zamalloa y Guirce, Governor
10 January 1958 to 22 July 1958 José Héctor Vázquez, Governor-General
27 July 1958 to 6 October 1961 Mariano Alonso Alonso, Governor-General
13 October 1961 to 21 February 1964 Pedro Latorre Alcubierre, Governor-General
6 March 1964 to 5 November 1965 Joaquín Agulla y Jiménez-Coronado, Governor-General
5 November 1965 to 26 November 1965 Adolfo Artalejo Campos, Governor-General
5 December 1965 to 2 February 1967 Ángel Enríquez Larrondo, Governor-General
18 February 1967 to 4 March 1971 José María Pérez de Lema y Tejero, Governor-General
4 March 1971 to 6 June 1974 Fernando de Santiago y Díaz de Mendívil, Governor-General
6 June 1974 to 6 February 1976 Federico Gómez de Salazar y Nieto, Governor-General
14 February 1976 Spain announces it has transferred sovereignty to Morocco
26 February 1976 Spain terminates its administration
27 February 1976 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic proclaimed by the Polisario Front
14 April 1976 Spanish Sahara is partitioned by Morocco and Mauritania
11 August 1979 Mauritanian part of the territory annexed by Morocco

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