Jules Armand Stanislas Dufaure, a French statesman, born at Saujon, Dec. 4, 1798. He studied at Paris, practised law at Bourges, was elected deputy for Saintes in 1834, and was continually reelected till 1848, acting with the liberal constitutional party, and exercising great influence, especially in regard to public works and finances. He was nominated councillor of state by Thiers in 1836, and became minister of public works in 1839 under Soult, but vacated his office in the following year on the return of Thiers to power. In 1844 he was elected vice president of the chamber, and after the revolution of February, 1848, a member of the committee on the constitution, and minister of the interior under Gen. Cavaignac. Under the presidency of Louis Napoleon he held the same office for a short time in 1849, and after the coup d'etat he retired to private life. In 1871 Thiers appointed him minister of justice, and a special decree conferred on him the vice presidency of the council of ministers, which offices he lost on the accession of MacMahon in 1873.