List of colonial governors of Togo

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The following is a list of colonial governors of Togo. It encompasses the period when the country was under colonial rule of the German Empire (as Togoland), occupation of the territory by the Allies during World War I (Togoland Campaign), as well as the period when it was under the administration of France (as French Togoland) and the United Kingdom (as British Togoland) respectively.

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Togoland[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
5 July 1884 to 6 July 1884 Gustav Nachtigal, Kommissar Commissioner; Reichskommissar (Reich Commissioner) for German West Africa
6 July 1884 to 26 June 1885 Heinrich Randad, Provisional Consul
26 June 1885 to May 1887 Ernst Falkenthal, Kommissar Commissioner
July 1887 to 17 October 1888 Jesko von Puttkamer, acting Kommissar acting Commissioner, 1st time
17 October 1888 to 14 April 1891 Eugen von Zimmerer, Kommissar Commissioner
14 April 1891 to 4 June 1892 Markus Graf von Pfeil, acting Kommissar acting Commissioner
4 June 1892 to 17 November 1893 Jesko von Puttkamer, Kommissar Commissioner, 2nd time
17 November 1893 to 13 August 1895 Jesko von Puttkamer, Landeshauptleute State Captain
18 November 1895 to 18 April 1898 August Köhler, Landeshauptleute State Captain
18 April 1898 to 20 January 1902 August Köhler, Governor
20 January 1902 to 27 July 1905 Waldemar Horn, Governor Acting to 1 December 1902
27 July 1905 to 7 November 1910 Johann Nepomuk Graf Zech auf Neuhofen, Governor
7 November 1910 to 19 June 1912 Edmund Brückner, Governor Acting to 31 March 1911
19 June 1912 to 31 August 1914 Adolf Friedrich Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Governor
(31 August 1914) Occupation by Great Britain and France
4 September 1916 Germany surrenders territory to occupying powers

Allied occupation of Togoland[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
26 August 1914 to 4 September 1916 Gaston Léopold Joseph Fourn, Military Administrator

French Togoland[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
French-occupied territory
4 September 1916 to 27 April 1917 Gaston Léopold Joseph Fourn, Commissioner
27 April 1917 to 31 January 1922 Alfred Louis Woelffel, Commissioner
30 November 1920 to 1921 Pierre Benjamin Victor Sasias, acting Commissioner Acting for Woelffel, 1st time
26 January 1922 to 31 January 1922 Pierre Benjamin Victor Sasias, acting Commissioner Acting for Woelffel, 2nd time
31 January 1922 to 20 July 1922 Paul Auguste François Bonnecarrère, Commissioner
French Togoland (League of Nations Mandate)
20 July 1922 to 27 December 1931 Paul Auguste François Bonnecarrère, Commissioner Acting to 22 December 1922
27 December 1931 to 18 October 1933 Robert Paul Marie de Guise, Commissioner
18 October 1933 to 7 May 1934 Léon Charles Adolphe Pêtre, acting Commissioner
7 May 1934 to 1 January 1935 Maurice Léon Bourgine, Commissioner
1 January 1935 to 25 September 1936 Léon Geismar, Commissioner
25 September 1936 to 1 January 1941 Michel Lucien Montagné, Commissioner
1 January 1941 to 19 November 1941 Léonce Joseph Delpech, Commissioner Acting to 28 August 1941
19 November 1941 to 12 April 1942 Jean-François de Saint-Alary, Commissioner
12 April 1942 to 31 August 1943 Pierre Jean André Saliceti, Commissioner
31 August 1943 to 10 January 1944 Albert Mercadier, acting Commissioner
10 January 1944 to 13 December 1946 Jean Noutary, Commissioner Acting to 4 November 1944
French Togoland (United Nations Trust Territory)
13 December 1946 to 8 March 1948 Jean Noutary, Commissioner
8 March 1948 to 20 September 1951 Jean Henri Arsène Cédile, Commissioner
20 September 1951 to 25 April 1952 Yves Jean Digo, Commissioner
25 April 1952 to 3 February 1955 Laurent Elysée Péchoux, Commissioner
3 February 1955 to 21 September 1956 Jean Louis Philippe Bérard, Commissioner Acting to 6 August 1955
21 September 1956 to 23 March 1957 Jean Louis Philippe Bérard, High Commissioner
23 March 1957 to June 1957 Joseph Édouard Georges Marie Rigal, acting High Commissioner
June 1957 to 27 April 1960 Georges Léon Spénale, High Commissioner
27 April 1960 Independence as Togolese Republic

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

British Togoland[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
27 December 1916 to 30 September 1920 the governors of Gold Coast
30 September 1920 to 11 October 1923 Francis Walter Fillon Jackson, Administrator
11 October 1923 to 6 March 1957 the governors of Gold Coast
6 March 1957 Part of independent Ghana

For continuation after independence, see: List of heads of state of Ghana

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