CORMENIN, LOUIS MARIE DE LA HAVE, VICOMTE DE (1788-1868), French jurist and political pamphleteer, was born in Paris on Jan. 6, 1788, and died there on May 6, 1868. The son of a State official, he became auditor of the council of State (181 o) under Napoleon I., and after the Bourbon restor ation master of requests. To this period of his life belongs his most important work as a jurist, his Questions de droit adminis tratif (1822; 5th rev. ed., 184o), in which he gave scientific shape to the scattered elements of administrative law. In 1828 he entered politics, and became a most effective political pam phleteer on behalf of civil liberty, universal suffrage and other causes. His pamphlets were at first issued under the pseudonym of "Timon," and had an enormous circulation. Cormenin sat in the chamber of deputies from 1828 to 1846, when he lost his seat by his tracts on behalf of religious liberty—Oui et non and Feu! Feu! (1846) . After the Revolution of 1848 he was one of the vice-presidents of the constituent assembly, and for some time president of the constitutional commission for drafting the republican constitution. Nevertheless he accepted office under the Empire. Among Cormenin's best works are Livre des orateurs (1838; i8th ed., 186o), containing studies of the great orators of the restoration and the reign of Louis Philippe, and the Entretiens du village (1846) .