List of Governors-General of French Equatorial Africa

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French Equatorial Africa.

This is a list of European colonial administrators responsible for the territory of French Equatorial Africa, an area equivalent to modern-day Gabon, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Chad.

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
French Equatorial Africa
1 August 1886 to 28 September 1897 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Commissioner-General
1 August 1886 to 1 October 1886 Georges Élie Pradier, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Brazza
1 October 1886 to March 1887 Fortunes Charles de Chavannes, acting Commissioner-General 1st time; acting for Brazza
16 January 1888 to May 1890 Noël Eugène Ballay, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Brazza
25 November 1891 to March 1892 Fortunes Charles de Chavannes, acting Commissioner-General 2nd time; acting for Brazza
April 1892 to May 1892 Fortunes Charles de Chavannes, acting Commissioner-General 3rd time; acting for Brazza
June 1892 to March 1893 Fortunes Charles de Chavannes, acting Commissioner-General 4th time; acting for Brazza
17 March 1893 to 6 October 1893 Alphonse Edouard Lippmann, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Brazza
October 1893 to November 1893 E. Gervais, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Brazza
December 1893 to May 1894 Fortunes Charles de Chavannes, acting Commissioner-General 5th time; acting for Brazza
May 1894 to 1 June 1894 Jean-Marie Le Divellec, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Brazza
1 June 1894 to November 1894 Albert Dolisie, acting Commissioner-General 1st time; acting for Brazza
January 1895 to January 1896 Albert Dolisie, acting Commissioner-General 2nd time; acting for Brazza
March 1897 to 28 September 1897 Albert Dolisie, acting Commissioner-General 3rd time; acting for Brazza
28 September 1897 to 28 April 1900 Henri Félix de Lamothe, Commissioner-General
June 1898 to October 1898 Albert Dolisie, acting Commissioner-General 4th time; acting for Lamothe
October 1898 to April 1899 Martial Henri Merlin, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Lamothe
October 1899 to March 1900 Jean-Baptiste Philémon Lemaire, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Lamothe
28 April 1900 to December 1900 Jean-Baptiste Philémon Lemaire, acting Commissioner-General
December 1900 to 1902 Louis Albert Grodet, acting Commissioner-General
1902 to 1903 Charles Henri Adrien Noufflard, acting Commissioner-General
1903 to 21 January 1904 Arnaud, acting Commissioner-General
21 January 1904 to 13 February 1908 Émile Gentil, Commissioner-General
17 August 1905 to 11 May 1906 Édouard Émile Léon Telle, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Gentil
25 September 1906 to 5 April 1907 Alfred Fourneau, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Gentil
5 April 1907 to 28 June 1908 Alfred Albert Martineau, acting Commissioner-General Acting for Gentil
28 June 1908 to 15 May 1917 Martial Henri Merlin, Governor-General
28 June 1908 to 16 February 1909 Alfred Albert Martineau, acting Governor-General Acting for Merlin
18 October 1909 to 1910 Charles Amédée Rognon, acting Governor-General 1st time; acting for Merlin
1910 Adolphe Cureau, acting Governor-General Acting for Merlin
1910 to 6 March 1911 Charles Amédée Rognon, acting Governor-General 2nd time; acting for Merlin
6 March 1911 to 1911 Édouard Dubosc-Taret, acting Governor-General Acting for Merlin
1911 to 11 May 1911 Charles Henri Vergnes, acting Governor-General 1st time; acting for Merlin
17 October 1912 to c. May 1913 Charles Henri Vergnes, acting Governor-General 2nd time; acting for Merlin
c. May 1913 to 17 November 1913 Georges Virgile Poulet, acting Governor-General Acting for Merlin
17 November 1913 to 14 September 1914 Frédéric Estèbe, acting Governor-General 1st time; acting for Merlin
15 May 1917 to 16 May 1920 Gabriel Louis Angoulvant, Governor-General
17 June 1917 to 23 July 1918 Frédéric Estèbe, acting Governor-General 2nd time; acting for Angoulvant
August 1918 to 16 May 1920 Frédéric Estèbe, acting Governor-General 3rd time; acting for Angoulvant
16 May 1920 to 5 September 1920 Maurice Pierre Lapalud, acting Governor-General
5 September 1920 to 21 August 1923 Jean Victor Augagneur, Governor-General
21 August 1923 to 8 July 1924 Robert Paul Marie de Guise, acting Governor-General 1st time
8 July 1924 to 1924 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa, acting Governor-General 1st time
1924 to 1 October 1924 Robert Paul Marie de Guise, acting Governor-General 2nd time
1 October 1924 to 16 October 1924 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa, acting Governor-General 2nd time
16 October 1924 to 20 September 1934 Raphaël Valentin Marius Antonetti, Governor-General
11 May 1925 to December 1925 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa, acting Governor-General 3rd time; acting for Antonetti
22 January 1927 to 1927 Marcel Alix Jean Marchessou, acting Governor-General 1st time; acting for Antonetti
1927 to 17 October 1927 Dieudonné François Joseph Marie Reste, acting Governor-General 1st time; acting for Antonetti
November 1929 to August 1930 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa, acting Governor-General 4th time; acting for Antonetti
27 November 1930 to 11 March 1931 Adolphe Deitte, acting Governor-General Acting for Antonetti
December 1932 to 11 December 1933 Matteo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa, acting Governor-General 5th time; acting for Antonetti
20 September 1934 to 16 October 1934 Marcel Alix Jean Marchessou, acting Governor-General 2nd time
16 October 1934 to 15 March 1935 Georges Édouard Alexandre Renard, Governor-General
20 March 1935 to 5 April 1936 Marcel Alix Jean Marchessou, acting Governor-General 3rd time
5 April 1936 to 21 April 1939 Dieudonné François Joseph Marie Reste, Governor-General 2nd time
21 April 1939 to 3 September 1939 Léon Solomiac, acting Governor-General
3 September 1939 to 28 August 1940 Pierre François Boisson, Governor-General
17 July 1940 to 28 August 1940 Louis Husson, acting Governor-General Acting for Boisson
28 August 1940 to 12 November 1940 Edgard de Larminat, acting Governor-General
12 November 1940 to 30 December 1940 Marie Eugène Adolphe Sicé, acting Governor-General
30 December 1940 to 17 May 1944 Adolphe Félix Sylvestre Éboué, Governor-General Acting to 15 July 1944
August 1941 to July 1942 Marie Eugène Adolphe Sicé, High Commissioner of Free French Africa
15 February 1944 to 3 August 1946 Ange Marie Charles André Bayardelle, Governor-General Acting to 2 October 1944 (for Éboué to 17 May 1944)
3 August 1946 to 5 June 1947 Jean Louis Marie André Soucadaux, acting Governor-General 1st time
5 June 1947 to 5 July 1947 Laurent Elisée Péchoux, acting Governor-General
5 July 1947 to 17 September 1947 Charles Luizet, Governor-General
17 September 1947 to 26 March 1948 Jean Louis Marie André Soucadaux, Governor-General 2nd time; acting to 15 November 1947
26 March 1948 to 21 September 1951 Bernard Cornut-Gentille, Governor-General
21 September 1951 to 4 April 1957 Paul Louis Gabriel Chauvet, Governor-General
4 April 1957 to 29 January 1958 Paul Louis Gabriel Chauvet, High Commissioner
29 January 1958 to 15 July 1958 Pierre Messmer, High Commissioner
15 July 1958 to 15 August 1960 Yvon Bourges, High Commissioner

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