Nissage Saget

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Jean Nicolas Nissage Saget
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10th President of Haiti
In office
December 27, 1869 – May 13, 1874
Preceded by Sylvain Salnave
Succeeded by Council of Secretaries of State
Provisional President of Haiti
In office
March 13, 1867 – May 4, 1867
Preceded by Fabre Geffrard
Succeeded by Sylvain Salnave
Personal details
Born (1810-09-20)September 20, 1810
Saint-Marc, Haiti
Died April 7, 1880(1880-04-07) (aged 69)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Haitian
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Marie-Louise Augustin Sinni
Profession General
Religion Catholic Church

Jean-Nicolas Nissage Saget (1810–1880) succeeded Sylvain Salnave as President of Haiti in 1869. Coming into power by coup, Saget was the first Haitian president to serve out his term of office (1869–1874) and retire voluntarily, although his retirement led to a renewal of the political turmoil between blacks and the country's mulatto elites. He died in 1880.[1]


  1. ^ Rogozinski, Jan (1999). A Brief History of the Caribbean (Revised ed.). New York: Facts on File, Inc. p. 220. ISBN 0-8160-3811-2. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Sylvain Salnave
President of Haiti
Succeeded by
Council of Secretaries of State