Pierre-Antoine Laloy

b. 16 Jan 1749, Doulevant-le-Château, Haute-Marne
d. 16 Mar 1846, Chaumont, Haute-Marne

Title: Président de la Convention nationale (President of the National Convention)
Term: 6 Nov 1793 - 21 Nov 1793
Chronology: 6 Nov 1793, elected, session of the National Convention, salle des Machines, Palais national des Tuileries, Paris [1]
8 Nov 1794, assumed the chair, session of the National Convention, salle des Machines, Palais national des Tuileries, Paris [2][3]
21 Nov 1793, ceased to exercise the functions of office upon the election of a successor [4]
Names/titles: Also known as: Laloy jeune (not to be confused with Laloy ainé, suppléant representative for Haute-Marne elected to the National Convention)
Biography:
Studied and apprenticed in Paris and obtained his license in law from the Parlement of Dijon (1773); became advocate in the bailliage of Chaumont (31 Aug 1773); had a keen interest in paleography; served as procureur of the commune of Chaumont (from 27 Jan 1790); administrator of the département of Haute-Marne (from 5 Jun 1791); elected (31 Aug 1791) as a representative of Haute-Marne to the Assemblée nationale (National Assembly) (1791-1792); elected to the Convention nationale (National Convention) (1792-1795) as a deputy for Haute-Marne; sided with the Montagnards; voted for the death sentence in the trial of King Louis XVI; member of the Comité de sûreté générale (Committee of General Security); served as President of the National Convention (6 Nov 1793 - 21 Nov 1793); member of the Comité de salut public (Committee of Public Safety) (31 Jul 1794 - 5 Nov 1794); selected for sitting in the Conseil des Cinq-Cents (Council of Five Hundred) (1795-1798) as a former member of the Convention; President of the Council of Five Hundred (19 Feb 1797 - 21 Mar 1797); member of the Conseil des Anciens (Council of Ancients) (1798-1799), where he represented Haute-Marne; President of the Council of Ancients (18 Aug 1798 - 23 Sep 1798); supported the coup of 18 Brumaire, Year VIII (9 Nov 1799 - 10 Nov 1799); named a member of the Tribunat (25 Dec 1799 - 16 Sep 1802); member of the council for maritime trophies (from 30 Oct 1802); banned as a regicide (1816) and moved to Mons, Netherlands (now in Belgium); was allowed to return to France (25 Dec 1818), but stayed abroad until 1830; spent the last years working in the archives of Champagne.
Biographical sources: Dictionnaire des Conventionnels, 365-366; Dictionnaire des parlementaires français 1789-1889, 3:551.

[1] Archives parlementaires - Série 1, 78:505; Procès-verbal de la Convention nationale, 25:31.
[2] Archives parlementaires - Série 1, 78:570-602.
[3] Laloy did not preside at the session of 7 Nov 1793 which was chaired by Louis-Joseph Charlier.
[4] Archives parlementaires - Série 1, 79:613; Procès-verbal de la Convention nationale, 26:18.
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