Nguyễn Văn Xuân (3 April 1892 in Annam – 14 January 1989 in France) was president of the government of Cochinchina from 1947 to 1948, then president of the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam from 1948 to 1949, during the First Indochina War.

First Indochina War

On 1 April 1947, he was promoted to Brigadier General (two-star general, entry level for a general officer in the French army ranking system) of colonial troops, a local army with French commanding officers. After the First Indochina War, he took exile in metropolitan France, where he died on 14 January 1989 at the age of 96.[1]

Preceded by
Lê Văn Hoạch
President of Cochinchina
Succeeded by
Trần Văn Hữu
Preceded by
Position established
President of the
Provisional Central Government of Vietnam

Succeeded by
Position disestablished
Preceded by
Lê Văn Hoạch
Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam
Succeeded by
Bảo Đại

See also


  1. ^ Le Général Nguyen Van Xuan, Bulletin de l'ANAI, April–May-June 1989