After studying law in Tuscany, he became an avocat at the upper council of Bastia, and was elected deputy of the Third Estate to the French states-general in 1789.
Delachenal, "La Bibliotheque d'un avocat du XIV e siecle, inventaire estimatif des livres de Robert le Coq," in Nouvelle revue historique de droit francais et etranger (1887), pp. 524-537.
Cruppi, Un avocat journaliste au 18 e siecle, Linguet (Paris, 1895); A.
PAUL DE RAPIN (1661-1725), sieur of Thoyras, French historian, was the son of Jacques de Rapin, avocat at Castres (Tarn), where he was born on the 25th of March 1661.
Before the Revolution he was an avocat at Bernay.
He married in 1793 Mlle Deloche, daughter of a former avocat au conseil; the young pair were greatly straitened in means in consequence of the depreciation of the assignats.
BILLAUD - VARENNE, JACQUES Nicolas (1756-1819), French revolutionist, was the son of an avocat at the parlement of Paris.
In 1785 he left the Oratorian college where he was prefect of studies, came to Paris, married and bought a position as avocat in the parlement.
After studying theology, he devoted himself to law, and in 1788 was an avocat at the parlement of Metz.
He was the son of a notary, and became an avocat at the parlement of Rouen.
His father, an avocat au parlement, gave him an excellent education at the college Mazarin, and encouraged his taste for natural science; and he studied mathematics and astronomy with N.
His father, whose Christian name was the same, was avocat du roi a la Table de Marbre du Palais, and also held the position of maitre des eaux et forets in the vicomte (or bailliage, as some say) of Rouen.
After being educated by the Jesuits of Rouen, Corneille at the age of eighteen was entered as avocat, and in 1624 took the oaths, as we are told, four years before the regular time, a dispensation having been procured.
His son, Rene Berenger (1830-), continued the work of his father, and at the outbreak of the revolution of 1870 was avocat general of Lyons.
In Paris he gained reputation as an avocat at the parlement, and was a deputy to the states-general in 1789.
MARIE JEAN HERAULT DE SECHELLES (1759-1794), French politician, was born at Paris on the 10th of September 1759, of a noble family connected with those of Contades and Polignac. He made his debut as a lawyer at the Chatelet, and delivered some very successful speeches; later he was avocat general to the parlement of Paris.