Louis Desire Veron, a French journalist, born in Paris, April 5, 1798, died there, Sept. 27, 1867. He practised medicine in the foundling hospital and other institutions from about 1821 till 1828, and made a fortune by the lozenges of his deceased friend Regnauld. In 1829 he founded the Revue de Paris. In 1831 he became director of the opera, put on the stage works by Meyerbeer, Auber, and Halevy, and retired with large means at the end of 1835. In 1838 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the chamber of deputies. He purchased an interest in the Constitutionnel at the suggestion of Thiers, whose organ it was, and in 1844 became sole proprietor. In 1849 he deserted Thiers for Louis Napoleon, whose coup d'état of Dec. 2, 1851, he applauded; and he was elected as an official candidate to the legislative body, and reëlected in 1857. In January, 1862, he finally left the Constitutionnel. His works include Memoires d'un bourgeois de Paris (7 vols., 1854-'6); Cinq cent mille francs de rente, a romance (2 vols., 1855); Quatre ans de régne: Ou allons-nous? (1857); and Les théâtres de Paris depuis 1806 jusqu'en 1860.