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Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages Biography
Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages (1803 - October 31, 1878), French politician, fought on the barricades during the revolution of July.

He was a keen promoter of reform, and was a leading spirit in the affair of the reform banquet fixed for February 22, 1848. He was a member of the provisional government of 1848, and was named mayor of Paris. On March 5, 1848 he was made minister of finance, and incurred great unpopularity by the imposition of additional taxes. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly and of the Executive Commission.

Under the Empire he was conspicuous in the republican opposition and opposed the war with Prussia, and after the fall of Napoleon III became a member of the Government of National Defence. Unsuccessful at the elections for the National Assembly (February 8, 1871), he retired into private life. He wrote Histoire de la revolution de 1848 (1860-1862); Histoire de la commission executive (1869-1872); and L'Opposition et l'empire (1872).
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