List of Prefects of French Guiana

French Guiana has been a French colony since 1674, but only in 1691 the French rulers in Paris thought a colonial head was needed to manage the territory.

Governors of The first French Colony of Guiana (1691 - 1809)

1691 - 1700 Pierre Eléonore de la Ville, marquis de Férolles (3rd time) (b. 16... - d. 1705) 1700 - 1701 Rémy Guillouet d'Orvilliers (1st time) (b. 16... - d. 1713) 1701 - 5 Aug 1705 Pierre Eléonore de la Ville, marquis de Férolles (4th time) (s.a.) 1705 - 1706 Antoine de Querci de Rionville 1706 - 1713 Rémy Guillouet d'Orvilliers (2nd time) (s.a.) 1713 - 1716 Pierre de Morthon de Laumière de Grandville 1716 - 1720 Claude Guillouet d'Orvilliers (1st time) (b. 1668 - d. 1728) 1720 - 1722 François de la Motte-Aigron 1722 - 1728 Claude Guillouet d'Orvilliers (2nd time) (s.a.) 1729 - 1730 Michel Narshalek de Charanville 1730 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers (1st time) 1730 - 30 Aug 1736 Henri Dussault de Lamirande (b. ... - d. 1736) 1736 Henri de Poilvillain de Grenay 1736 - 1738 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers (2nd time) 1738 - 1743 Antoine Le Moyne de Chateauguay (b. 1683 - d. 1747) 1743 - 1751 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers (3rd time) 1751 - 1752 Jean Baptiste Hyacinthe de Saint-Michel Dunezat (1st time) 1752 - 1753 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers (4th time) 1753 - 1757 Jean Baptiste Hyacinthe de Saint-Michel Dunezat (2nd time) 1757 - 1763 Gilbert Guillouet d'Orvilliers (5th time) 1763 - 1764 Jean Pierre Antoine de Béhague (1st time) (b. 1727 - d. 1813) 1764 Louis Thomas Jacau de Fiedmond (1st time) 1764 - 1765 Étienne François de Turgot (b. 1721 - d. 1789) 1765 - 1766 Jean Pierre Antoine de Béhague (2nd time) (s.a.) 1766 - 1781 Louis Thomas Jacau de Fiedmond (2nd time) 1781 - 1785 Ferdinand Alexandre de Bessner 1785 Louis de Lavallière 1785 - 1787 Thomas de FitzMaurice May 1787 - 22 Oct 1788 Pierre François de Mareuilh de Villeboi (b. ... - d. 1788) 1788 - 1789 Charles Guillaume Vial d'Alais 1789 - 1791 Jacques Martin de Bourgon 1791 - 1792 Henri Benoît 1792 - 1793 Frédéric Guillot14 Apr 1793 - Nov 1794 Nicolas Georges Jeannet-Oudin (1st time) (b. 1762 - d. 1828) Nov 1794 - Apr 1796 François Maurice Cointet de Fillain (b. 1766 - d. 1809) Apr 1796 - Nov 1798 Nicolas Georges Jeannet-Oudin (2nd time) (s.a.) Nov 1798 - 2 Dec 1799 Pierre Burnel (b. 1762 - d. ...)13 Dec 1799 - 8 Jan 1800 Étienne Franconie (b. 1729? - d. 18...) 8 Jan 1800 - 1809 Victor Hugues (b. 1762 - d. 1826)

Governor of the Colony of French Guiana during the Portuguese/Brazilian occupation (1809 - 1817)

1809 - 8 Nov 1817 João Severiano Maciel da Costa (b. 1769 - d. 1833) (Portuguese governor)

Governors of the Second French Colony of Guiana/French Guiana (1817 - 19 March 1946)

1817 - 1819 Jean-François Carra Saint-Cyr (b. 1756 - d. 1834)25 Jan 1819 - 12 Mar 1823 Pierre Clément de Laussat (b. 1756 - d. 1835) 1823 - 1825 Pierre Bernard de Milius (b. 1773 - d. 1829) 1825 - 1826 Charles Emmanuel de Muyssard 1826 - 1827 Joseph Burgues de Missiessy 1827 - 1829 Louis Henri de Saulces de Freycinet (b. 1777 - d. 1840) 1 Jun 1829 - 11 Apr 1836 Jean-Guillaume Jubelin (b. 1787 - d. 18...) 1836 - 1837 François Dominique Laurens de Choisy 1837 - 1839 Paul de Nourquer du Camper 1839 - 1841 Augustin Gourbeyre (b. 1786 - d. 1845) 1841 - 1843 Guillaume Charmasson de Puylaval (b. 1780 - d. 18...) 1843 - 1845 Jean-François Layrle (b. 1791 - d. 1881) 1845 - 1846 Jean Baptiste Armand Bertrand Cadéot18 Feb 1846 - 16 May 1850 André Aimé Pariset (b. 1795 - d. 1872) 1850 - 6 Jan 1851 Louis Eugène Maissin (b. 1811 - d. 1851) 1851 Jean François Marie Félix Stanislas Vidal de Lingendes (b. 1796 - d. ...) Mar 1851 - May 1852 Octave Pierre Antoine Henri de Chabannes-Curton (b. 1803 - d. 1889) 1852 - 1853 Joseph Napoléon Sarda-Garriga (b. 1808 - d. 1877) 1853 - 1854 Martin Fourichon (b. 1809 - d. 1884) 1854 - 1855 Louis Adolphe Bonard (b. 1805 - d. 1867) 1855 - Jan 1856 Antoine Alphonse Masset Jan 1856 - 1859 Auguste Baudin (b. 1800 - d. 1877)15 May 1859 - 1 May 1864 Louis Tardy de Montravel (b. 1811 - d. 1864) 1864 - 1865 Antoine Favre 1865 - 1870 Agathon Hennique (b. 1810 - d. 1870)30 Apr 1870 - Aug 1877 Jean-Louis Loubère (b. 1820 - d. ...) (acting to 1871) 1877 - 1880 Marie Alfred Armand Huart (b. 1826 - d. ...) 1880 - 1883 Charles Alexandre Lacouture (b. 1829 - d. 1917) 1883 - 1884 Henri Isidore Chessé (b. 1839 - d. ...) 1884 - 1885 Jean Baptiste Antoine Lougnon (b. 1843 - d. ...) 1885 - 1887 Léonce Pierre Henri Le Cardinal (b. 1830 - d. ...) 1888 - 1891 Anne Léodor Philotée Metellus Gerville-Réache (b. 1849 - d. ...) Apr 1891 - 1893 Albert Grodet (1st time) (acting) (b. 1853 - d. 1933) 1893 Paul Fawtier (b. 1837 - d. 1903)24 Apr 1893 - 4 Aug 1895 Camille Charvein (b. 1834 - d. ...)30 Aug 1895 - 13 Jun 1896 Henri de Lamothe (b. 1843 - d. 1926) 1896 - 1898 Henri Danel (b. 1850 - d. ...) 1898 Henri Charles Roberdeau (b. 1849 - d. 1916) 1899 Louis Mouttet (b. 1857 - d. 1902) 1899 - 1903 Émile Merwart 1903 - 1904 Albert Grodet (2nd time) (s.a.) 1905 Charles Marchal (b. 1855 - d. 1917) 1905 - 1906 Victor François Ferdinand Rey 1906 Louis Alphonse Bonhoure (b. 1864 - d. 1909)20 Jan 1906 - 5 Jul 1907 Édouard Picanon (b. 1854 - d. 1939) 1907 - 1909 François Pierre Rodier (b. 1854 - d. 19...) 1909 - 1910 William Maurice Fawtier (b. 1867 - d. 19...) 1910 Fernand Ernest Thérond 1910 - 31 May 1911 Paul Samary (b. 1848 - d. 1911) 1911 Denys Joseph Goujon (b. 1863 - d. 19...) 1911 - 1914 Pierre Jean Henri Didelot (1st time) (b. 1870 - d. 19...) 1914 - 1916 Fernand Ernest Lévecque 1916 Pierre Jean Henri Didelot (2nd time) (s.a.) 1916 - 1917 Georges Lévy (b. 1867 - d. 19...) 1917 Jules Gérard Auguste Lauret (b. 1866 - d. 19...) 1917 - 1918 Antoine Joseph Xavier Barre 1918 - 1923 Henri Alphonse Joseph Lejeune 1923 Julien Edgard Cantau20 Nov 1923 - 1926 Marc Émile Chanel (b. 1882 - d. 1943) 1926 - 1927 Gabriel Henri Joseph Thaly 1927 Adrien Juvanon (b. 1875 - d. 19...) 1927 - 1928 Émile Buhot-Launay (b. 1881 - d. 1970) 1928 - 1929 Camille Théodore Raoul Maillet 1929 - 1931 Bernard Jacques Victorin Siadous27 May 1931 - 1933 Louis Bouge (acting) (b. 1878 - d. 1960) 1933 - 1935 Julien Georges Lamy 2 Jun 1935 - 1936 Max de Masson de Saint-Félix (b. ... - d. 1939) 1936 Pierre Tap 1936 - 1938 René Veber (1st time) 1938 - 1942 Robert Paul Chot-Plassot 1942 - 1943 René Veber (2nd time) 1943 - 1944 Jean Rapenne (b. 1901) 1944 - 1946 Jules Surlemont (acting) (b. 1897 - d. 1983) 1946 (19 March declared Overseas territory) Jean Pezet

Prefects of the French Overseas Territory of French Guiana (19 March 1946 - 1982)

Prefects (10 May 1982 - 24 Feb 1988, commissioners of the republic)1946 Jean Pezet16 Aug 1947 - 1 Jun 1955 Robert Vignon (b. 1910 - d. 1989) 1 Jun 1955 - 16 Sep 1957 Pierre Malvy (b. 1909) 1 Oct 1957 - 1 Nov 1958 Pierre Voitellier (b. 1910)13 Oct 1958 - 1 Dec 1960 André Dubois-Chabert (b. 1913 - d. 1992) (acting for Voitellier to 1 Nov 1958) 1 Dec 1960 - 1 Dec 1963 René Erignac (b. 1909) 1 Dec 1963 - 16 Aug 1967 René Letellier (b. 1914)16 Aug 1967 - 16 Jul 1970 Paul Bouteiller (b. 1921)16 Jul 1970 - 1 Feb 1972 Jean Monfraix (b. 1918) 1 Feb 1972 - 8 Feb 1974 Jacques Robert Delaunay (b. 1921) 5 Mar 1974 - 20 May 1977 Hervé Bourseillier (b. 1925)20 May 1977 - 10 Feb 1980 Jean Le Direach (b. 1924)10 Feb 1980 - 27 Jul 1981 Antoine Carli (b. 1924)27 Jul 1981 - 10 May 1982 Maxime Gonzalvo (b. 1917)

Commissioners of the republic of the French Overseas Territory of French Guiana (10 May 1982 - 24 Feb 1988)

10 May 1982 - 22 Jul 1982 Maxime Gonzalvo (b. 1917)Jul 1982 - 1984 Claude Silberzahn (b. 1935) 1984 - 1986 Bernard Courtois (b. 1935) 1986 - Aug 1988 Jacques Dewatre (b. 1936)22 Aug 1988 - 16 May 1990 Jean-Pierre Lacroix (b. 1942)19 Jun 1990 - May 1992 Jean-François Di Chiara (b. 1941?)27 May 1992 - 6 Jan 1995 Jean-François Cordet (b. 1951) 6 Jan 1995 - 3 Feb 1997 Pierre Dartout (b. 1954) 3 Feb 1997 - 2 Aug 1999 Dominique Vian (b. 1944) 2 Aug 1999 - 2 Sep 2002 Henri Masse (b. 1947) 2 Sep 2002 - Aug 2006 Ange Mancini (b. 1944)28 Aug 2006 - Jean-Pierre Laflaquière (b. 1947)

Source

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