List of governors of French Somaliland

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French Somaliland (bordered in red), 1938.

This is a list of governors of French Somaliland and French Territory of the Afars and the Issas from 1884 to 1977. They administered the territory on behalf of the French Republic.

List[edit]

Complete list of governors of French Somaliland:[1]

Tenure[2] Portrait Incumbent Notes
Obock
11 March 1862 French purchase of Obock. Remains unadministered and unoccupied until 1884.
Territoire d'Obock et Dépendances
24 June 1884 to 7 August 1887 Léonce Lagarde, Commandant
7 August 1887 to 20 May 1896 Léonce Lagarde, Governor
Côte française des Somalis et Dépendances
20 May 1896 to 7 March 1899 Léonce Lagarde, Governor
7 March 1899 to 11 March 1899 Antoine Mizon.jpg Antoine Mizon, Governor
28 March 1899 to 13 April 1900 Martineau, Alfred Albert.jpg Alfred Albert Martineau, Governor
13 April 1900 to 6 December 1900 Gabriel Angoulvant.jpg Gabriel Louis Angoulvant, acting Governor
6 December 1900 to 7 September 1901 Alphonse Bonhoure, Governor 1st term
7 September 1901 to June 1902 Louis Ormiéres, acting Governor 1st term
June 1902 to 23 May 1903 Alphonse Bonhoure, Governor 2nd term
23 May 1903 to December 1903 Albert Dubarry, acting Governor 1st term
December 1903 to 2 April 1904 Alphonse Bonhoure, Governor 3rd term
2 April 1904 to 5 August 1904 Albert Dubarry, acting Governor
5 August 1904 to 9 September 1905 Pierre Hubert Auguste Pascal, Governor 1st term
9 September 1905 to 13 October 1905 Raphaël Antonetti, acting Governor
13 October 1905 to 19 May 1906 Louis Ormiéres, acting Governor 2nd Term
19 May 1906 to 19 June 1906 Paul Patté, acting Governor
19 June 1906 to July 1908 Pierre Hubert Auguste Pascal, Governor 2nd term
July 1908 to 5 July 1909 Jean Baptiste Castaing, acting Governor 1st term
5 January 1909 to June 1911 Pierre Hubert Auguste Pascal 3rd term
June 1911 to December 1911 Jean Baptiste Castaing, acting Governor 2nd term
December 1911 to April 1913 Pierre Hubert Auguste Pascal, Governor 4th term
25 April to May 1913 Henri Carreau, acting Governor
May 1913 to 2 March 1914 Adrien Bonhoure, Governor
2 March 1914 to 7 February 1015 Fernand Deltel, acting Governor
7 February 1915 to 14 April 1915 Henri Carreau, acting Governor
14 April 1915 to 19 September 1916 Paul Simoni, Governor
1916 to 1917 Victor Marie Fillon, Governor
28 August 1917 to 8 September 1918 Édouard Geffriaud, acting Governor
8 September 1918 to 3 May 1920 Jules Lauret, Governor
3 May 1920 to 29 June 1920 M. Lassaigne, acting Governor
29 June 1920 to 29 November Edmond Lippman, acting Governor
29 November 1920 to 25 May 1922 Jules Lauret, Governor
25 May 1922 to 8 January 1923 Edmond Lippman, acting Governor
8 January 1923 to 22 February 1924 Jules Lauret, Governor
1924 to 1934 Pierre Aimable Chapon-Baissac, Governor
7 May 1934 to 18 July 1935 Jules Marcel de Coppet, Governor
18 July 1935 to 20 December 1935 Achille Louis Auguste Silvestre, Governor
20 December 1935 to 1 May 1937 Armand Léon Annet, Governor
1 May 1937 to 19 March 1938 Sy pierre-alype.png François Pierre-Alype, acting Governor
19 March 1938 to 27 April 1938 François Pierre-Alype, Governor
27 April 1938 to 2 May 1939 Hubert Jules Deschamps, acting Governor
2 May 1939 to 25 July 1940 Hubert Deschamps, Governor
25 July 1940 to 7 August 1940 Gaetan Louis Elie Germain, Governor
7 August 1940 to 21 October 1942 Pierre Nouailhetas, Governor
21 October 1942 to 4 December 1942 Truffert, Governor
4 December 1942 to 26 December 1942 Christian Raimond Dupont, Governor
30 December 1942 to 22 June 1943 André Bayardelle, Governor
22 June 1943 to 7 January 1944 Michel Raphael Saller, acting Governor
7 January 1944 to 1 May 1944 Michel Raphael Saller, Governor
1 May 1944 to 30 April 1946 Jean Chalvet, Governor
30 April 1946 to 1 March 1950 Paul Henri Siriex, Governor
1 March 1950 to 6 April 1954 Numa François Henri Sadoul, Governor
6 April 1954 to 13 August 1954 Roland Pré, Governor
13 August 1954 to 7 August 1957 René Jean Albert Petitbon, Governor
7 August 1957 to 1958 Maurice Meker, Governor
1958 to 16 November 1962 Jacques Marie Julien Compain, Governor
16 November 1962 to 15 September 1966 René Tirant, Governor
15 September 1966 to 3 July 1967 Louis Joseph Édouard Saget, Governor
French Territory of the Afars and the Issas (FTAI)
3 July 1967 to 5 February 1969 Louis Joseph Édouard Saget, High Commissioner
5 February 1969 to 21 August 1971 Dominique Ponchardier, High Commissioner
21 August 1971 to 1 August 1974 Georges Thiercy, High Commissioner
1 August 1974 to 9 February 1976 Christian Dablanc, High Commissioner
9 February 1976 to 27 June 1977 Camille d'Ornano, High Commissioner
27 June 1977 Independence as Republic of Djibouti

For continuation after independence, see: List of Presidents of Djibouti

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Worldstatesmen.org
  2. ^ Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office

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