List of administrators of the French colony of Cochinchina

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List of administrators of the French colony of Cochinchina

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Notes
French Suzerainty
1 September 1858 to 1 November 1859 Charles Rigault de Genouilly, Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Division of Réunion and Indochina, and Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Corps of the Chinese Seas
1 November 1859 to 6 February 1861 Théogène François Page, Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Division of the Chinese Seas
1 September 1858 to 18 February 1859 Charles Rigault de Genouilly, Governor In Tourane
19 October 1859 to 23 March 1860 Théogène François Page, Governor In Tourane
18 February 1859 to 1859 Charles Rigault de Genouilly, Governor In Saigon; the city became permanent administrative seat
March 1859 to 1 April 1860 Jean Bernard Jauréguiberry, Acting Governor
1 April 1860 to 6 February 1861 Théogène François Page, Governor
1 April 1860 to 6 February 1861 Joseph Hyacinthe Louis Jules d'Ariès, Acting Governor Acting for Page
6 February 1861 to 30 November 1861 Léonard Victor Joseph Charner, Governor
30 November 1861 to 16 October 1863 Louis Adolphe Bonard, Governor
16 October 1863 to 31 March 1865 Pierre-Paul de La Grandière, Governor 1st time
1 April 1865 to 28 November 1865 Pierre Gustave Roze, Interim Governor
28 November 1865 to 4 April 1868 Pierre Paul de La Grandière, Governor 2nd time
4 April 1868 to 10 December 1869 Gustave Ohier, Acting Governor
10 December 1869 to 9 January 1870 Joseph Faron, Interim Governor
9 January 1870 to 1 April 1871 René de Cornulier-Lucinière, Governor
1 April 1871 to 16 March 1872 Marie Jules Dupré, Governor 1st time
16 March 1872 to 16 December 1872 Charles Joseph Basher d'Arbaud, Acting Governor
16 December 1872 to 15 March 1874 Marie Jules Dupré, Governor 2nd time
16 March 1874 to 30 November 1874 Jules François Émile Krantz, Acting Governor
30 November 1874 to 31 January 1876 Victor Auguste, baron Duperré, Governor 1st time
1 February 1876 to 6 July 1876 Henri Gaëtan Ernest Bossant, Acting Governor
7 July 1876 to 16 October 1877 Victor Auguste, baron Duperré, Governor 2nd time
16 October 1877 to 7 July 1879 Louis Charles Georges Jules Lafont, Governor
7 July 1879 to 7 November 1882 Charles Le Myre de Vilers, Governor
4 March 1881 to 31 October 1881 Arthur de Trentinian, Acting Governor Acting for de Vilers
7 November 1882 to 27 July 1885 Charles Antoine François Thomson, Governor
27 July 1885 to 19 June 1886 Charles Auguste Frédéric Bégin, Governor
20 June 1886 to 22 October 1887 Ange Michel Filippini, Governor
23 October 1887 to 2 November 1887 Noël Pardon, Acting Governor
3 November 1887 to 15 November 1887 Jules Georges Piquet, Acting Governor
3 November 1887 to 15 January 1888 Jean Antoine Ernest Constans, Lieutenant Governor
15 January 1888 to 2 August 1888 Eugène Auguste Navelle, Lieutenant Governor
3 August 1888 to 25 August 1888 Eugène Auguste Navelle, Acting Director of Local Service
25 August 1888 to 16 May 1889 Paul Louis Maxime Céloron de Blainville, Director of Local Service
21 May 1889 to 9 August 1889 Augustin Julien Fourès, Acting Lieutenant Governor 1st time
9 August 1889 to 11 September 1892 Henri-Eloi Danel, Lieutenant Governor
11 September 1892 to 25 March 1894 Augustin Julien Fourès, Lieutenant Governor 2nd time, acting to 21 October 1892
25 March 1894 to 15 September 1894 Eugène Auguste Navelle, Acting Lieutenant Governor
15 September 1895 to 18 July 1895 Augustin Julien Fourès, Lieutenant Governor 3rd time
18 July 1895 to 22 March 1896 Alexandre Antoine Étienne Gustave Ducos, Lieutenant Governor 1st time
22 March 1896 to 19 November 1896 Gustave Guillaume Sandret, Acting Lieutenant Governor
19 November 1896 to 9 May 1897 Alexandre Antoine Étienne Gustave Ducos, Lieutenant Governor 2nd time
10 May 1897 to 1 January 1898 Ange Eugène Nicolai, Acting Lieutenant Governor
1 January 1898 to 11 April 1899 Édouard Picanon, Lieutenant Governor 1st time
11 April 1899 to 1 November 1900 Ferdinand Georges Jules Bocquet, Acting Lieutenant Governor
1 November 1900 to 28 July 1901 Édouard Picanon, Lieutenant Governor 2nd time
28 July 1901 to 3 September 1901 Louis Paul Luce, Acting Lieutenant Governor
5 September 1901 to 18 September 1902 Henri Félix de Lamothe, Lieutenant Governor
18 September 1902 to 10 March 1906 François Pierre Rodier, Lieutenant Governor 1st time
10 March 1906 to February 1907 Olivier Charles Arthur de Lalande de Calan, Acting Lieutenant Governor
February 1907 to 29 June 1907 François Pierre Rodier, Lieutenant Governor 2nd time
29 June 1907 to 18 February 1908 Louis Alphonse Bonhoure, Lieutenant Governor 1st time
18 February 1908 to 23 September 1908 Ernest Outrey, Acting Lieutenant Governor 1st time
23 September 1908 to 9 January 1909 Louis Alphonse Bonhoure, Lieutenant Governor 2nd time
9 January 1909 to 15 June 1909 Ernest Outrey, Acting Lieutenant Governor 2nd time
16 June 1909 to December 1911 Jules Maurice Gourbeil, Lieutenant Governor
December 1911 to 22 March 1912 Jules Maurice Gourbeil, Governor 1st time
22 March 1912 to 13 December 1912 Leon Destenay, Acting Governor
13 December 1912 to January 1914 Jules Maurice Gourbeil, Governor 2nd time
31 January 1914 to 7 July 1914 Maurice Joseph Le Gallen, Acting Governor 1st time
7 July 1914 to 26 April 1916 Jules Maurice Gourbeil, Governor 3rd time
26 April 1916 to 1917 Louis Félix Marie Édouard Rivet, Acting Governor
9 October 1917 to 22 June 1920 Maurice Joseph Le Gallen, Governor 2nd time
22 June 1918 to 20 February 1920 Georges René Gaston Maspéro, Acting Governor Acting for Le Gallen
20 February 1920 to 18 November 1920 Maurice Joseph Le Gallen, Acting Governor 3rd time
18 November 1920 to 14 February 1922 Paul Achille Michel Quesnel, Acting Governor
14 February 1922 to 1926 Maurice Cognacq, Governor Acting to 12 April 1922
24 May 1924 to 17 December 1924 Auguste Eugène Ludovic Tholance, Acting Governor Acting for Cognacq
19 April 1926 to 30 December 1926 Aristide Eugène Le Fol, Acting Governor
30 December 1926 to 12 January 1929 Paul Marie Alexis Joseph Blanchard de la Brosse, Governor
12 January 1929 to 6 March 1929 Eugène Henri Roger Eutrope, Interim Governor
6 March 1929 to 1934 Jean-Félix Krautheimer, Governor
21 November 1931 to 11 November 1932 Eugène Henri Roger Eutrope, Acting Governor Acting for Krautheimer
20 May 1934 to 1939 Pierre André Michel Pagès, Governor
1 March 1936 to 12 October 1936 Henri Georges Rivoal, Acting Governor Acting for Pagès
12 May 1939 to 1940 René Veber, Governor
16 November 1940 to 1942 Henri Georges Rivoal, Governor Acting to 11 December 1940
21 November 1942 to 9 March 1945 Ernest Thimothée Hoeffel, Governor Acting to 16 March 1943
Japanese Suzerainty
9 March 1945 to 15 August 1945 Fujio Minoda, Governor
Vietnamese Administration
1945 to 25 August 1945 Nguyen Van Sam, Imperial Representative in the South
25 August 1945 to 23 September 1945 Tran Van Giau, President of the Provisional Executive Committee In opposition
Allied Control
6 September 1945 to 28 January 1946 Douglas David Gracey, Military Commander From United Kingdom
French Suzerainty
24 August 1945 to 1947 Jean Henri Arsène Cédile, Commissioner in Cochinchina and South Annam
20 May 1947 to 6 August 1947 Robert Dufour, Acting Commissioner
6 August 1947 to 21 November 1949 Pierre Boyer De LaTour du Moulin, Interim Commissioner
21 November 1949 to 31 July 1951 Charles Chanson, Commissioner Killed by a caodaist suicide bomber
1 August 1951 to 27 September 1951 Raoul Albin Louis Salan, Acting Commissioner
27 September 1951 to 27 April 1953 Paul Louis Bondis, Commissioner

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