Colonial Governors of Louisiana French period 1699-1766

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Colonial Governors of Louisiana French period 1699-1766. Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville. French Period. Governor 1699-1702. Iberville may be said to have been the founder of Louisiana.
Colonial Governors of LouisianaFrench period 1699-1766Pierre LeMoyne d'IbervilleFrench Period
  • Governor 1699-1702.
  • Iberville may be said to have been the founder of Louisiana.
  • He was commissioned by Louis XIV to secure the claims of La Salle on behalf of France, and to explore and colonize the vast Louisiana Territory.
  • Pierre Le Moyne, sieur d'Iberville et d'ArdillièresPhotos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office and WikipediaSauer de SauvolveFrench Period
  • Governor 1699-1700
  • Sieur de Sauvolve became Acting Governor when Iberville returned to France to seek assistance for the territory.
  • He died of yellow fever in 1701.
  • Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de BienvilleFrench Period
  • Appointed Governor 4 separate times during 1701-1743.
  • 1701-1713
  • 1716-1717
  • 1718-1724
  • 1733-1743
  • Born February 23, 1680 – Died March 7, 1767
  • Was a colonizer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • He was a younger brother of explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville.
  • Also known as Sieur de Bienville.
  • Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville - WikipediaPhotos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office and WikipediaAntoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de CadillacFrench Period
  • 1710 – 1716 Governor (although he did not arrive in Louisiana until 1713).
  • The Cadillac automobile is named in his honor.
  • Born in 1658
  • Died 1730
  • Founder of Detroit, Michigan.
  • Christened Antoine Laumet.
  • When he arrived in New France (Canada) in 1683 at the age of 25, he changed his identity to sieur Antoine de Lamothe-Cadillac.
  • Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de CadillacPhotos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office and WikipediaJean Michiele de L'EpinayFrench Period
  • Governor of the French colony of Louisiana from 1717 to 1718.
  • L'Epinay served under Louis XV.
  • His brief administration was marked by the same dissent ions as that of his predecessor.
  • L'Epinay was removed as governor in 1718.
  • Jean-Michel de Lepinay WikipediaPhoto Courtesy of the State Governor's OfficePierre Sidrac Dugue de Boisbriand French Period
  • Governor 1725-1726
  • Bienville's cousin
  • Named interim governor by Louis XV to replace Bienville, who had been recalled to France to answer charges of malfeasance.
  • Pierre Sidrac, Dugue de BoisbriandÉtienne PérierFrench Period
  • Governor 1727-1733
  • Perier was named Governor of Louisiana to permanently replace Bienville after his recall to France.
  • He served under Louis XV through the time of transition from colony back to royal province status until 1733 when Bienville again returned to office.
  • Étienne PérierPierre François de RigaudFrench Period
  • Governor 1743-1753
  • Vaudreuil was appointed by Louis XV to succeed Bienville
  • Served until 1753 when he left to become Governor-general of Canada.
  • Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-CavagnalPhotos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office and WikipediaLouis Billouart, Chevalier de KerlerecFrench Period
  • Governor 1753-1763
  • Kerlerec was appointed governor by Louis XV as a reward for 25 years of distinguished military service.
  • Later, returned to France and was jailed in the Bastille for a time before his death in 1770.
  • During his term, much of the Louisiana Territory was ceded to Spain by France under the secret treaty at Fountainbleu.
  • Louis Billouart, Chevalier de KerlerecPhoto Courtesy of the State Governor's OfficeJean-Jacques Blaise d'AbbadieFrench Period
  • Governor 1763-1765
  • Louis XV continued to direct the affairs in Louisiana because the Treaty of Fontainebleau remained secret and he appointed d'Abbadie to serve a governor.
  • In 1765, the king informed him that Louisiana had become a Spanish province and ordered his return to France.
  • Died shortly afterwards in New Orleans on February 4, 1765, before the Spanish occupation forces arrived.
  • Jean-Jacques Blaise d'AbbadiePhoto Courtesy of the State Governor's Office Charles Philippe AubryFrench Period
  • Governor 1765-1766
  • Charles Philippe Aubry served under Louis XV as transitional governor between French and Spanish regimes.
  • Charles Philippe AubryColonial Governors of Louisiana2nd French period 1803Pierre Clement de Laussat2nd French Period
  • Served as interim governor from November 30 to December 20, 1803.
  • Laussat came as Napoleon's representative before the transfer from Spain to France.
  • His role was to prepare for the new French governor, General Claude Victor.
  • Within weeks, Napoleon changed his mind and ordered negotiations to sell the territory to the United States.
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  • Pierre Clement de LaussatPhotos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office
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