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Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville Governor 1699-1702. Iberville may be said to have been the founder of Louisiana. He was commissioned by Louis XIV to secure.

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2 Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville Governor 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'Ardillières French Period Photos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office and WikipediaState Governor's OfficeWikipedia

3 Sauer de Sauvolve Governor Sieur de Sauvolve became Acting Governor when Iberville returned to France to seek assistance for the territory. He died of yellow fever in French Period

4 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville Appointed Governor 4 separate times during – – – – 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. French Period Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville - Wikipedia Photos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office and WikipediaState Governor's OfficeWikipedia

5 Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac 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. French Period Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac Photos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office and WikipediaState Governor's OfficeWikipedia

6 Jean Michiele de L'Epinay Governor of the French colony of Louisiana from 1717 to 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 French Period Jean-Michel de Lepinay Wikipedia Photo Courtesy of the State Governor's Office

7 Pierre Sidrac Dugue de Boisbriand Governor Bienville's cousin Named interim governor by Louis XV to replace Bienville, who had been recalled to France to answer charges of malfeasance. French Period Pierre Sidrac, Dugue de Boisbriand

8 Étienne Périer Governor 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. French Period Étienne Périer

9 Pierre François de Rigaud Governor 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- Cavagnal French Period Photos Courtesy of the State Governor's Office and WikipediaState Governor's OfficeWikipedia

10 Louis Billouart, Chevalier de Kerlerec Governor 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 During his term, much of the Louisiana Territory was ceded to Spain by France under the secret treaty at Fountainbleu. Louis Billouart, Chevalier de Kerlerec French Period Photo Courtesy of the State Governor's OfficeState Governor's Office

11 Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie Governor 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. French Period Jean-Jacques Blaise d'Abbadie Photo Courtesy of the State Governor's Office

12 Charles Philippe Aubry Governor Charles Philippe Aubry served under Louis XV as transitional governor between French and Spanish regimes. French Period Charles Philippe Aubry

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14 Pierre Clement de Laussat. Served as interim governor from November 30 to December 20, 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. Pierre Clement de Laussat 2 nd French Period Photos Courtesy of the State Governor's OfficeState Governor's Office


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