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Faucher

Faucher, Leon (1803-1854), a French statesman and writer, was born at Limoges. He first turned his attention to archaeology and physiology, but the Revolution of 1830 drove him into journalism and politics. Between the years 1830 and 1842 he edited at different times the Temps, the Constitutionnel, and the Courrier Francais. In 1843 he wrote for the Revue des Deux Mondes some articles on English industries, which were afterwards collected as Etudes sur I'Angleterre. After the Revolution of 1848 he sat for the department of Marne under the Presidentship of Louis Napoleon, and became successively Minister of Public Works and Minister of the Interior, but he resigned when Napoleon became Emperor.