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|9th List of mayors of Paris|
24 February 1848 – 5 March 1848
|Preceded by||Office established (Jean-Baptiste Fleuriot-Lescot was mayor in 1794)|
|Succeeded by||Armand Marrast|
|Minister of Finance|
Provisional Government of the French Republic
5 March 1848 – 11 May 1848
|President||Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Charles Duclerc|
|Minister without Portfolio|
Government of National Defense
|President||Louis Jules Trochu|
|Born||16 February 1803|
Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), France
|Died||31 October 1878 (aged 75)|
Garnier-Pagès was born in Marseille. He served as a member of the Provisional Government of 1848 under Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure as well as Mayor of Paris from February to March 1848, and then a member of the Government of National Defense (1870-1871) under Louis Jules Trochu as a minister without portfolio.
He was a keen promoter of reform, and was a leading spirit in the affair of the reform banquet fixed for 22 February 1848. He was a member of the provisional government of 1848, and was named mayor of Paris. On 5 March 1848 he was made minister of finance, and incurred great unpopularity by the imposition of additional taxes. A surtax of 45 percent was implemented what came to be known as "the forty-five centimes". He was a member of the Constituent Assembly and of the Executive Commission.
Under the Empire he was conspicuous in the republican opposition and opposed the war with Prussia, and after the fall of Napoleon III became a member of the Government of National Defence. Unsuccessful at the elections for the National Assembly (8 February 1871), he retired into private life. He wrote Histoire de la revolution de 1848 (1860–1862); Histoire de la commission executive (1869–1872); and L'Opposition et l'empire (1872). He died in Paris, aged 75.
- Dictionnaire universel de la Franc-Maçonnerie, page 311 (Marc de Jode, Monique Cara and Jean-Marc Cara, ed. Larousse , 2011)
- Fasel, George. 1974. “The Wrong Revolution: French Republicanism in 1848.” French Historical Studies 8 (4): 654–54. doi:10.2307/285857