Prefect of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon

The prefect of Saint Pierre and Miquelon is the local representative of the President of France and in effect the Governor or Executive officer of the territory.

Overview[edit]

Throughout the history of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, there has been a variety of representation, from governors to administrators.

The Prefect at the Préfecture or Governor's Offices are located at Place du Lieutenant-Colonel Pigeaud. The buildings consist of a three-storey building with a two-storey annex. It is located in the area known as Church Square in Saint-Pierre.

Le Cabinet du Préfet[edit]

A cabinet reports to the Prefect and responsible for the departments of the government of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

They consist of:

  • Missions traditionnelles - Secretary of State with responsibility with visiting French officials, ex-servicemen, patriotic affairs
  • Sécurité civile - civil defence
  • Sûreté et sécurité publique - public security
  • Délégation aux droits des femmes - women's rights
  • Communication - principal private secretary to the Prefect and Press Office
  • Coopération régionale - regional co-operation
  • Délégation de Miquelon - Secretary of State charged with representing St. Pierre and Miquelon

The prefect is also assisted by the Le Secrétaire général, which acts as the Office of the Prefect, Chief Secretary (responsible for day-to-day functions of the government) and the protocol office.

List of Governors[edit]

A historic list of representative in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon:

Representative of the governor of Plaisance

  • 1689 - 169? Louis Pastour de Constebelle

Governor

  • 1693-? .. Simon de Bellorme

Commandant

  • 1702 - 1708 Baron de Sourdeval

French Governor[1]

  • 15 Jun 1763 - 31 Jul 1773 François-Gabriel D'Angeac (b. 1708 - d. 1782)
  • 1773 - 14 Sep 1778 Charles Gabriel Sébastien, Baron de l'Espérance(b. 1725 - d. 1791)
  • 17 Sep 1778 - 28 Jul 1783 Evans (British governor)
  • 28 Jul 1783 - 16 Jun 1785 Charles Gabriel Sébastien, Baron de l'Espérance

Commandants

  • 16 Jun 1785 - 14 May 1793 Antoine Nicolas Dandasne-Danseville
  • 29 Mar 1788 - 15 Oct 1790 Julien Gausse du Mesnil-Ambert, acting
  • 14 May 1793-? Percy F. Thorne (British commander)
  • 1802 Edgell
  • 1802 - 20 Mar 1803 Tocet (acting)
  • 1803 - 1816 vacant
  • 22 Jun 1816 - 1 Nov 1818 Jean-Philippe Bourilhon

Commandants and Administrators

  • 1 Nov 1818 - 20 Jun 1819 Augustin Valentin Borius (b. 1772 - d. 18?), interim
  • 20 Jun 1819 - 11 Jun 1825 Philippe Athanase Hélène Fayolle (b. 1772 - d. 18..)
  • 11 Jun 1825 - 28 May 1828 Augustin Valentin Borius
  • 28 May 1828 - 10 Sep 1839 Joseph Louis Michel Brue (b. 1782 - d. 18..)
  • 1 Oct 1831 - 16 Apr 1832 François Julien Guy Paris
  • 7 Oct 1835 - 14 Jun 1836 François Julien Guy Paris, interim
  • 10 Sep 1839 - 1 Jul 1842 Louis Alexandre Mamyneau b. 1779 - d. 18..)

Commandants

  • 1 Jul 1842 - 14 Jul 1842 Hubert Eléonore Napoléon Philibert (b. 1807 - d. 1872)
  • Philippe Alfred Guichon de Grandpont (interim)
  • 14 Jul 1842 - 3 Jul 1845 Joseph Alphonse Desrousseaux
  • 3 Jul 1845 - 14 Oct 1849 Joseph Marie Fidèle Délécluse (as commandant and commissioner)
  • 14 Oct 1849 - 3 Jul 1850 Prosper Benony Bruslé (interim) (b. 1802 - d. ....)
  • 3 Jul 1850 - 10 Oct 1855 Jacques François Gervais b. 1795? - d. 1869)
  • 10 Oct 1855 - 14 May 1856 Ange Gautier (interim)
  • 14 May 1856 - 4 May 1859 Jacques François Gervais
  • 4 May 1859 - 13 Sep 1863 Émile François Guillaume Clément, comte de la Roncière (b. 1803 - d. 1874)
  • 13 Sep 1863 - 13 Feb 1864 Auguste La Borde (interim) (b. 1815 - d. ....)
  • 13 Feb 1864 - 3 May 1864 Ernest Joseph Nicolas d'Heureux (b. 1828 - d. ....), interim
  • 3 May 1864 - 19 May 1864 Charles Faure (acting)
  • 19 May 1864 - 9 May 1872 Pierre Vincent Cren (b. 1815 - d. ....)
  • 12 Oct 1868 - 6 May 1869 Alexandre Marie Le Clos (b. 1828 - d. ....)
  • 9 May 1872 - 18 May 1873 Ernest Joseph Nicolas d'Heureux (s.a.), interim
  • 18 May 1873 - 30 Jul 1876 Charles Henri Alfred Joubert (b. 1831 - d. ....)
  • 30 Jul 1876 - 28 May 1877 Auguste Victor Arnoux Tranchevent (b. 1835 - d. 1894), interim
  • 28 May 1877 - 25 Nov 1879 Antoine Étienne Guien (b. 1829 - d. ....)
  • 25 Nov 1879 - 18 Jan 1880 Auguste René Cariot (interim) (b. 1833 - d. ....)
  • 18 Jan 1880 - 26 Apr 1886 Gaston Louis, comte de Saint-Phalle (b. 1827 - d. ....)
  • 26 Apr 1886 - 5 Jun 1886 Aristide Le Fol (interim) (b. 1838 - d. 1923)
  • 5 Jun 1886 - 5 Sep 1887 Henri de Lamothe (b. 1843 - d. 1926)

Governors

  • 5 Sep 1887 - 5 Dec 1887 Henri Félix de Lamothe (1st time) (s.a.)
  • 5 Dec 1887 - 15 Feb 1888 Aristide Le Fol (interim) (s.a.)
  • 15 Feb 1888 - 21 Mar 1888 Justin Hebert-Suffrin (interim)
  • 21 Mar 1888 - 22 Apr 1888 Henri Charles Roberdeau (1st time) (b. 1849 - d. 1916), interim
  • 22 Apr 1888 - 17 Sep 1889 Henri Félix de Lamothe
  • 17 Sep 1889 - 1 Apr 1891 Henri Charles Roberdeau, interim
  • 1 Apr 1891 - 6 Aug 1891 Théophile Bergès (1st time), interim
  • 6 Aug 1891 - 7 Sep 1893 Paul Théodore Ernest Marie Feillet (b. 1857 - d. 1903)
  • 7 Sep 1893 - 3 Aug 1894 Maurice Caperon (1st time) (b. 1846 - d. 1907), interim
  • 3 Aug 1894 - 25 Oct 1895 Laurent Marie Émile Beauchamp (b. 1838 - d. 19..)
  • 25 Oct 1895 - 29 Apr 1896 Théophile Bergès, interim
  • 29 Apr 1896 - 27 Aug 1896 Henri Tournie (interim) (b. 1852 - d. ....)
  • 27 Aug 1896 - 14 Aug 1899 Paul Émile Daclin Sibor (b. 1840 - d. ....)
  • 22 Nov 1897 - 25 Feb 1899 Maurice Caperon (2nd time), interim
  • 14 Aug 1899 - 8 Feb 1900 Maurice Caperon (3rd time), interim
  • 8 Feb 1900 - 9 Sep 1900 Paul Samary (b. 1848 - d. 1911)
  • 9 Sep 1900 - 13 Jun 1901 Maurice Caperon, interim
  • 13 Jun 1901 - 15 May 1904 Philippe Émile Jullien (b. 1845 - d. 1912)
  • 5 Jun 1902 - 27 Jun 1902 Paul Certonciny (interim)
  • 10 Sep 1902 - 25 Jul 1903 Maurice Caperon (5th time), interim
  • 15 May 1904 - 26 May 1904 René André (interim)
  • 26 May 1904 - 8 December 1904 Maurice Caperon, interim
  • 8 Dec 1904 - 9 June 1905 Paul Jean François Cousturier
  • 9 Jun 1905 - 12 May 1906 Gabriel Angoulvant (b. 1872 - d. 1932)

Administrators

  • 12 May 1906 - 15 Aug 1908 Raphaël Antonetti (b. 1872 - d. 1938)
  • 6 Jan 1908 - 11 Mar 1908 Léon Bousquet (interim)
  • 15 Aug 1908 - 28 Nov 1908 Charles Moulin (interim)
  • 28 Nov 1908 - 1 Jul 1911 Pierre Jean Henri Didelot (b. 1870 - d. 19..)
  • 1 Jul 1911 - 10 Feb 1912 Ferdinand Longue (interim)
  • 10 Feb 1912 - 2 Sep 1913 Henri Marchand
  • 2 Sep 1913 - 21 Apr 1914 Joseph Evariste Fabre (interim) (b. 1861 - d. 19..)
  • 21 Apr 1914 - 27 Jul 1915 Laurent Chabaud (interim)
  • 27 Jul 1915 - 191. Ernest Philippe François Lachat (b. 1876 - d. 19..)

Governors

  • 1915 - 1 May 1923 Ernest Philippe François Lachat, interim
  • 1 May 1923 - 12 Oct 1927 Jean Henri Émile Bensch (b. 1868 - d. 1944)
  • 21 Oct 1925 - 30 Apr 1926 Marc Michel (interim)
  • 12 Oct 1927 - 27 Feb 1928 Charles Nirpot (interim)
  • 27 Feb 1928 - 14 Feb 1929 François Adrien Juvanon (b. 1875 - d. 19..)
  • 14 Feb 1929 - 5 May 1932 Henri Camille Sautot (interim) (b. 1885 - d. 1963)
  • 5 May 1932 - 20 Feb 1933 Georges Marie Roger Chanot (interim)

Administrators

  • 20 Feb 1933 - 17 Dec 1936 Georges Jules Eugène Barrillot
  • 17 Dec 1936 - 24 Dec 1941 Gilbert de Bournat (b. 1896 - d. 197.)
  • 24 Dec 1941 - 25 Dec 1941 Émile Muselier (b. 1888 - d. 1965), Commander of Free French forces)
  • 25 Dec 1941 - 25 Feb 1943 Alain Savary (b. 1918 - d. 1988)
  • 25 Feb 1943 - 10 Feb 1946 Pierre Marie Jacques François Garrouste
  • 10 Feb 1946 - 20 Sep 1946 Marc Tchernonog (interim)
  • 20 Sep 1946 - 31 Dec 1947 Maurice René Charles Victor, Marchand

Governors

  • 31 Dec 1947 - 30 Jun 1949 Jean René Moisset
  • 30 Jun 1949 - 6 Nov 1950 Guy Clech (interim)
  • 6 Nov 1950 - 25 Apr 1952 Eugène Alain Charles Louis Alaniou
  • 25 Apr 1952 - 5 Jan 1955 Irenée Francois Antoine Davier (b. 1903 - d. 1971)
  • 5 Jan 1955 - 25 Aug 1958 Pierre René Jean Sicaud (b. 1911 - d. 1998)
  • 25 Aug 1958 - 3 Dec 1960 René Louis Pont
  • 3 Dec 1960 - 12 Dec 1962 Michel Maillard
  • 12 Dec 1962 - 16 Oct 1965 Jacques Emmanuel Herry
  • 16 Oct 1965 - 5 Jun 1967 Georges Marie Joseph Poulet (b. 1914)
  • 5 Jun 1967 - 7 Apr 1971 Jean-Jacques Buggia
  • 7 Apr 1971 - 1 Jul 1974 Henri Beaux (b. 1921)
  • 2 Aug 1974 - 12 Jun 1975 Jean Cluchard
  • 14 May 1975 - 4 Aug 1976 Jean Massendès (b. 1915 - d. 1985)

Prefects (10 May 1982 - 24 Feb 1988, commissioners of the republic)

  • 4 Aug 1976 - 21 May 1977 Jean Massendès (s.a.)
  • 3 Jun 1977 - 26 Sep 1979 Pierre Eydoux (b. 1921)
  • 13 Oct 1979 - 11 Jul 1981 Clément Bouhin (b. 1926)
  • 31 Aug 1981 - 23 Mar 1982 Claude Guyon (b. 1928)
  • 13 Apr 1982 - 10 May 1983 Philippe Parant (b. 1932)
  • 25 Jun 1983 - 26 Mar 1985 Gérard Lefèvre (b. 1930)
  • 1 Apr 1985 - 14 Jul 1987 Bernard Leurquin (b. 1933)
  • 24 Jul 1987 - 20 Dec 1988 Jean-René Garnier (b. 1938)
  • 8 Jan 1989 - 10 Jun 1991 Jean-Pierre Marquié (b. 1938)
  • 10 Jun 1991 - 29 Jun 1992 Kamel Khrissate (b. 1936)
  • 29 Jun 1992 - 11 Jan 1994 Yves Henry (b. 1938)
  • 11 Jan 1994 - 28 Jan 1996 René Maurice (b. 1940)
  • 28 Jan 1996 - 23 Nov 1997 Jean-François Carenco (b. 1952)
  • 1 Dec 1997 - 25 Oct 1999 Rémi Thuau (b. 1951)
  • 25 Oct 1999 - 1 Feb 2001 Francis Spitzer (b. 1947)
  • 1 Feb 2001 - 3 Nov 2002 Jean-François Tallec (b. 1946)
  • 3 Nov 2002 - 10 Jan 2005 Claude Valleix (b. 1945)
  • 10 Jan 2005 - 28 Aug 2006 Albert Dupuy (b. 1947)
  • 28 Aug 2006 - 28 Jul 2008 Yves Fauqueur (b. 1948)
  • 28 Jul 2008 - 29 Oct 2009 Jean-Pierre Berçot (b. 1947)
  • 29 Oct 2009 - 16 Nov 2011 Jean-Régis Borius (b. 1948)
  • 16 Nov 2011 – present Patrice Latron (b. 1961)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French governors 1763/1785". atlaswords.com. January 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 

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