Gan Laikan was a male Centauran from Alpha Centauri who lived in the late 23rd and early 24th centuries.

He was a member of Starfleet in the early part of his life, eventually rising to the rank of captain. He took command of the USS Asimov in 2255 for its first voyage with him as captain. He is remembered for discovering more class M planets then any other starship captain in the 23rd century. (Last Unicorn RPG module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

Following the end of his Starfleet career, he was appointed to the Federation Supreme Court. After several years on the court, he ran for President of the United Federation of Planets, and was successfully elected.

Laikan, along with the Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire, signed the Treaty of Algeron electronically using a subspace link on April 23, 2311. (Star Trek Adventures module: Core Rulebook)

At age eight, Jean-Luc Picard took a school trip to the Palais de la Concorde, and had looked forward to meeting President Laikan. Unfortunately, Laikan was vacationing on Alpha Centauri at the time, and the class was instead received by Laikan's Denobulan chief of staff. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment)

The story of Picard's school trip is repeated in the Star Trek: Myriad Universes novel A Gutted World.

Laikan died sometime prior to 2380. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

He is remembered as a great Centauran scientist, Starfleet officer, and politician, and is held up as a role-model for Centauran Starfleet officers. (Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual)

Slings and Arrows confirms Laikan was in office as of 2313, and was Thelian's immediate predecessor.


Preceded by:
President of the United Federation of Planets
circa 2313
Succeeded by:
Thelianaresth th'Vorothishria
Presidents of the United Federation of Planets
by stardate SealoftheFedPresident
22nd century Axelrod (0/87-1/01) • Yare (1/02-1/04) • Thorpe (1/05-1/10) • Gralless (1/11-1/13) • Sardix (1/14-1/16)
23rd century Thortathanal (1/17-1/19) • Einicrox (1/20-1/22) • Suessor (1/23-1/25) • Todahlahr (1/26-1/28) • Morvehl (1/29-1/34) • Kurvannis (1/35-1/37) • Greshlahrigm (1/38-1/43) • Sutorox (1/44-1/52) • Christenson (1/53-1/58) • Menliss (1/59-1/64) • Varis (1/65-1/67) • Dadari (1/68-1/70) • Mintaine (1/71-1/72) • Sarboran (1/72-1/79) • Lithir (1/80-1/85) • Oromon (1/86-1/89) • Salamorn (1/90-1/94) • Ixan (1/95-1/97) • Quinland (1/98-2/03) • Eloth (2/04-2/06) • Zagrin (2/07-2/12) • Abelmare (2/13-2/18) • Roth ~ Fergus (from 2/19)
by year
22nd century Vanderbilt (Council President, 2162-2165) • al-Rashid (2165-) • T'Maran (2170s) • sh'Rothress (c. 2170s/2180s) • Archer (2184-2192)
23rd century Bral (2230s) • Qasr (2240s) • Blaque (2250s) • Wescott (2260s) • Hirashito (2260s) • McLaren (2260s) • Lorg (2270s) • Roth ~ Fergus (2280s) • Ra-ghoratreii (2289-2300)
24th century Laikan (2310s) • Thelian (2320s) • Sulu (2330s) • T'Pragh (2350s) • Amitra (2365-2369) • Jaresh-Inyo (2369-2373) • Zife (2373-2379) • B'ullhy (pro tempore, 2379) • Bacco (2379-2385/2392) • Baras (pro tempore, 2385) • Sipak (pro tempore, 2385) • zh'Tarash (from 2385) • Okeg (from 2392)
Nero's alternate timeline Pellan Fel (c. 2255)

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