Cabinet of General Cavaignac

The cabinet of General Cavaignac was the government of France from 28 June 1848 to 20 December 1848. It replaced the Executive Commission of 1848 after the June Days Uprising of 23 June to 26 June 1848. General Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802-1857) was given executive power by the National Assembly and headed the government as President of the Council of Ministers.[1] The government was replaced by the first cabinet of Odilon Barrot on 20 December 1848 after Louis Napoleon had been elected as President.[2]

Cabinet of General Cavaignac
cabinet of France
Date formed28 June 1848
Date dissolved20 December 1848
People and organisations
Head of stateLouis-Eugène Cavaignac
Head of governmentLouis-Eugène Cavaignac
PredecessorExecutive Commission of 1848
SuccessorFirst cabinet of Odilon Barrot


The ministers were:[3]

Portfolio Holder Party
President of the Council of Ministers Eugène Cavaignac Moderate Republican
Minister of Foreign Affairs Marie Alphonse Bedeau Military
Minister of the Interior Jules Sénard Moderate Republican
Minister of Justice Eugène Bethmont Moderate Republican
Minister of Finance Michel Goudchaux Moderate Republican
Minister of Public Works Adrien Recurt Moderate Republican
Minister of Trade and Agricolture Charles Gilbert Tourret Moderate Republican
Minister of Education Hippolyte Carnot Moderate Republican
Minister of War Louis Juchault de Lamoricière Military[4]
Minister of the Navy and Colonies Jules Bastide Moderate Republican


  1. Fortescue 2005, p. 118ff.
  2. Robertson 1952, p. 102.
  3. Table analytique ... 4 mai 1848 - 27 mai 1849, p. 242.
  4. Carré, Claude (2001). Lavauzelle-Graphic (ed.). Histoire du Ministère de la Défense et des départements ministériels militaires (in French). [...] Général Christophe Juchault de Lamoricière, [...], député « orléaniste » devenu républicain modéré, est nommé ministre de la Guerre.


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