List of colonial heads of Djibouti (French Somaliland)


List of colonial heads of Djibouti (French Somaliland)

List of Colonial Heads of Djibouti (French Somaliland)

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Notes
French Suzerainty
French Settlement at Obock
1858 to 4 June 1859 Henri Lambert, Agent
French Coast of Somalis
11 March 1862 French acquisition of Obock territory
29 December 1883 to 24 June 1884 Léonce Lagarde, vicomte de Rouffeyroux, Commissioner
Territory of Obock and Protectorate of Tadjoura
24 June 1884 to 5 September 1887 Léonce Lagarde, vicomte de Rouffeyroux, Commandant
5 September 1887 to 1888 Léonce Lagarde, vicomte de Rouffeyroux, Governor
French Territory of the Afars and the Issas (FTAI)
1888 to 7 March 1899 Léonce Lagarde, vicomte de Rouffeyroux, Governor
7 March 1899 to 23 March 1899 Louis Alexandre Antoine Mizon, acting Governor
28 March 1899 to 13 April 1900 Alfred Albert Martineau, Governor
13 April 1900 to 6 December 1900 Gabriel Louis Angoulvant, acting Governor
6 December 1900 to 7 September 1901 Adrien Jules Jean Bonhoure, Governor 1st Term
7 September 1901 to June 1902 Louis Ormiéres, acting Governor 1st Term
June 1902 to 23 May 1903 Adrien Jules Jean Bonhoure, Governor 2nd Term
23 May 1903 to December 1903 Albert Dubarry, acting Governor 1st Term
December 1903 to 2 April 1904 Adrien Jules Jean Bonhoure, Governor 3rd Term
2 April 1904 to 5 August 1904 Albert Dubarry, acting Governor
5 August 1904 to 9 September 1905 Raphaël Antonetti, acting Governor
13 October 1805 to 19 May 1906 Louis Ormiéres, acting Governor 2nd Term
19 May 1906 to 19 June 1906 Patte, acting Governor
19 June 1906 to July 1908 Pierre Hubert Auguste Pascal, Governor 2nd Term
July 1908 to 5 July 1909 Jean Baptiste Castaing, acting Governor 1st Term
5 January 1909 to June 1911 Pierre Hubert Auguste Pascal 3rd Term
June 1911 to December 1911 Jean Baptiste Castaing, acting Governor 2nd Term
December 1911 to 1915 Pierre Hubert Auguste Pascal, Governor 4th Term
1915 to 1916 Paul Simoni, Governor
1916 to 1918 Victor Marie Fillon, Governor
1918 to 1924 Jules Gérard Auguste Lauret, Governor
1924 to 1932 Pierre Aimable Chapon-Baissac, Governor
1932 to 7 May 1934 Louis Placide Blacher, Governor
7 May 1934 to 18 July 1935 Jules Marcel de Coppet, Governor
18 July 1935 to 20 December 1935 Gaetan Louis Elie Germain, Governor
7 August 1940 to 21 October 1942 Pierre Marie Elie Louis Nouailhetas, Governor
21 October 1942 to 4 December 1942 Truffert, Governor
4 December 1942 to 26 December 1942 Christian Raimond Dupont, Governor
30 December 1942 to 22 June 1943 Michel Raphael Antoine Saller, acting Governor
7 January 1944 to 1 May 1944 Michel Raphael Antoine Saller, Governor
1 May 1944 to 30 April 1946 Jean Victor Louis Joseph Chalvet, Governor
30 April 1946 to 1 March 1950 Paul Henri Siriex, Governor
1 March 1950 to 6 April 1954 Numa François Henri Sadoul, Governor
6 April 1954 to 13 August 1954 Maurice Meker, Governor
1958 to 16 November 1962 René Tirant, Governor
15 September 1966 to 3 July 1967 Dominique Ponchardier, High Commissioner
21 August 1971 to 1 August 1974 Georges Thiercy, High Commissioner
1 August 1974 to 9 February 1976 Christian Dablanc, High Commissioner
9 February 1976 to 27 June 1977 Camille d’Ornano, High Commissioner
27 June 1977 Independence as Republic of Djibouti

For continuation after independence, see Heads of state of Djibouti


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