List of colonial governors of Madagascar

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List of colonial governors of Madagascar

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Notes
French Suzerainty
28 April 1886 to March 1888 Charles Le Myre de Vilers, Resident-General 1st Term
March 1888 to 12 December 1889 Paul Augustin Jean Larrouy, Resident-General 1st Term
12 December 1889 to 11 October 1890 Maurice Bompard, Resident-General
11 October 1890 to October 1892 Lacoste, acting Resident-General
October 1892 to 1894 Paul Augustin Jean Larrouy, Resident-General 2nd Term
1894 to 1 December 1895 Charles Le Myre de Vilers, Resident-General 2nd Term
1 December 1895 to 28 September 1896 Hippolyte Laroche, Resident-General
28 September 1896 to 6 August 1896 Joseph Galliéni, Resident-General
French Protectorate
6 August 1896 to 31 July 1897 Joseph Simon Galliéni, Military Governor
31 July 1897 to 11 May 1905 Joseph Simon Galliéni, Governor-General
11 May 1905 to December 1905 Charles Louis Lépreux, acting Governor-General
December 1905 to 13 December 1909 Victor Augagneur, Governor-General
13 December 1909 to 16 January 1910 Hubert Auguste Garbit, acting Governor-General 1st Term
16 January 1910 to 31 October 1910 Henri François Charles Cor, acting Governor-General
31 October 1910 to 5 August 1914 Albert Jean George Marie Louis Picquié, Governor-General
5 August 1914 to 13 October 1914 Hubert Auguste Garbit, acting Governor-General
13 October 1914 to 24 July 1917 Hubert Auguste Garbit, Governor-General 2nd Term
24 July 1917 to 1 August 1918 Martial Henri Merlin, Governor-General
1 August 1918 to 12 July 1919 Abraham Schrameck, Governor-General
12 July 1919 to 22 June 1920 Marie Casimir Joseph Guyon, acting Governor-General
22 June 1920 to 13 March 1923 Hubert Auguste Garbit, Governor-General 3rd Term
13 March 1923 to 20 February 1924 Auguste Charles Désiré Emmanuel Brunet, acting Governor-General
20 February 1924 to 30 January 1929 Marcel Achille Olivier, Governor-General
30 January 1929 to 1 May 1930 Hugues Jean Berthier, acting Governor-General
1 May 1930 to 22 April 1939 Léon Henri Charles Cayla, Governor-General 1st Term
22 April 1939 to 10 June 1939 Léon Maurice Valentin Réallon, acting Governor-General
10 June 1939 to 30 July 1940 Jules Marcel de Coppet, Governor-General 1st Term
30 July 1940 to 11 April 1941 Léon Henri Charles Cayla, Governor-General 2nd Term
11 April 1941 to 30 September 1942 Armand Léon Annet, Governor-General
5 May 1942 to 5 November 1942 Robert Grice Sturges, Commander, Occupied Territories Administrator (United Kingdom) British forces in opposition
25 September 1942 to 1943 Anthony Sillery, Occupied Territories Administrator (United Kingdom) British forces in opposition
30 September 1942 to 7 January 1943 Bech, acting Governor-General
7 January 1943 to 3 May 1943 Paul Louis Victor Marie Legentilhomme, Governor-General
3 May 1943 to 27 March 1946 Pierre de Saint-Mart, Governor-General
27 March 1946 to 19 May 1946 Robert Boudry, acting Governor-General
19 May 1946 to 27 October 1946 Jules Marcel de Coppet, Governor-General
French overseas territory
27 October 1946 to February 1948 Jules Marcel de Coppet, Governor-General 2nd Term
February 1948 to 3 February 1950 Pierre Gabriel de Chevigné, High Commissioner
3 February 1950 to 1953 Robert Isaac Bargues, High Commissioner
1953 to 14 October 1958 Jean Louis Marie André Soucadaux, High Commissioner
Malagasy Republic Autonomous
14 October 1958 to 1 May 1959 Jean Louis Marie André Soucadaux, High Commissioner
26 June 1960 Independence as First Malagasy Republic

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