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Louis Marie de La Haye Cormenin, vicomte de

Cormenin, Louis Marie de La Haye, vicomte de (lwē märēˈ də lä ā vēkôNtˈ də kôrmənăNˈ) [key], 1788–1868, French politician, jurist, and pamphleteer. He held minor offices under Napoleon, and after 1828 he sat almost continuously in the chamber of deputies. Under the pseudonym Timon he wrote numerous pamphlets against the government of Louis Philippe and in favor of liberal reforms. After the 1848 Revolution, Cormenin was influential in drawing up the new republican constitution. His works include the legal compilation Questions de droit administratif (1822), Le Livre des orateurs (1836), and Entretiens de village (1846).

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