He was accepted lawyer in 1839. Named principal private secretary of the Minister for Justice in 1848, it was devoted then to defense in certain businesses of press with political character (republican opposition) and seems not to be separated since then of a republican political positioning “of center left”.
He was the founder of the Independent one of Montargis in 1868.
At the time of the Common of Paris, it entered to four recoveries, under parliamentary house, in risen Paris, and was briefly worried in spite of a signed safe conduct of the hand of Adolphe Thiers, which, on September 4th, 1871, thanked it for its courage, before a parliamentary board of inquiry.
March 1st 1878, it was named, within the under-secretary's department of State to Finances, director of the postal service and Télégraphes, function which was transformed for him into ministry with whole share the February 5th 1879. It occupied this station in eight successive governments until the March 30th 1885.
Under its responsibilities on the stations and telegraphs, it chaired the Congress of the Postal Union Paris in 1878, founded the November 4th 1878 the University of telegraphy (ancestor of current the 3Ecole Nationale Sup3erieure of telecommunications ), attended the telegraphic Congress of London, was at the origin of the International exhibition of electricity (Paris, 1881) and chaired the first Conference for the protection of the underwater cables.
- 1877 - 1900: president of the General advice of Loiret
- 1871 - 1876: appointed of Loiret
- 1876 - 1877: appointed of Loiret
- 1877 - 1881: appointed of Loiret
- 1881 - 1885: appointed of Loiret
- 1885 - 1888: appointed of Loiret ( mandate stopped due to election to the Senate )
See also the List of the French Ministers for the Stations and Telecommunications ----
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