French barrister and statesman; born at Tarascon, Bouches-du-Rhône, Sept. 27, 1834; educated at Lyons, and there admitted to the bar in 1856. Taking an active part in politics, he was an opponent of the imperial government and became attorney-general for Lyons after the overthrow of Napoleon III. He resigned in 1871; but in the same year he was elected to the Assembly as a member of the Extreme Left, was reelected in 1876 and in 1877, always belonging to the Republican Union, of which political club he was one of the founders. In 1880 he was elected to the Senate, and in 1891 and 1900 was reelected. Being a good speaker, Millaud has taken a prominent part in the debates of the Upper House and has been a member of several commissions. In 1886 he became secretary of public works in the cabinet of Freycinet, and in the following year in that of Goblet, resigning in 1887.
Millaud has written several essays on jurisprudence, including medical jurisprudence, in the professional journals, and is the author of: "Etude sur l'Orateur Hortensius," 1859; "De la Réorganisation de l'Armée," 1867; "Devons-Nous Signer la Paix?" 1871.
- Curinier, Dict. Nat.;
- Nouveau Larousse Illustré.