Although the government had a great majority in the Chamber, the opposition counted the redoubtable names of Thiers, Berryer and Jules Favre, and government measures were only passed by frequent resort to the closure.
ANTOINE PIERRE BERRYER (1790-1868), French advocate and parliamentary orator, was the son of an eminent advocate and counsellor to the parlement.
And the Bourbons, Berryer, like his father, was an ardent Legitimist; and in the spring of 1815, at the opening of the campaign of the Hundred Days, he followed Louis XVIII.
In 1830, not long before the fall of Charles X., Berryer was elected a member of the chamber of deputies.
After the revolution of July, when the Legitimists withdrew in a body, Berryer alone retained his seat as deputy.
Berryer attempted to turn her from her purpose; and failing in this he set out for Switzerland.
Berryer was an active member of the National Assembly convoked after the revolution of February 1848, again visited the pretender, then at Wiesbaden, and still fought in the old cause.
Berryer was elected member of the French Academy in 1854.