Suquet, Jean Eugène Louis (X 1891 ; 1873-1959).

Aron Gerschel1893

École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique
Palaiseau, France

He graduated top of his class of the National School of Bridges and Roads (Ecole nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussées), and was appointed ordinary engineer in 1897. He was assigned to Troyes, then to Langres, to navigation before being appointed to the city of Paris in 1906. Immediate collaborator of Fulgence Bienvenüe, he is particularly in charge of metropolitan construction and navigation (tunnel under the Seine, Saint-Denis canal, Ourcq canal, Pantin port, development of the Seine basin). Promoted chief engineer in 1912 and inspector general in 1925, he was appointed director of the School of Bridges and Roads (Ecole des Ponts-et-Chaussées) in 1930 (which he left in 1940). He is a member of the General Council for Bridges and Roads (Conseil général des Ponts-et-Chaussées), the High Council for Public Works (Conseil supérieur des travaux publics), the Committee for the Technical and Commercial Operation of Railways, the High Council for Electricity. He is chairman of the Association of Bridges and Structures, the Electricity Committee, the Electric Power Distribution Commission and the Committee for the Use of Hydraulic Power. He plays an important role in the development of the decree of August 24, 1939 on research (called "Suquet Decree") allowing polytechnicians remaining in the service of the State to devote several years to research activities


  • Title: Suquet, Jean Eugène Louis (X 1891 ; 1873-1959).
  • Creator: Aron Gerschel
  • Date Created: 1893
  • Subject Keywords: student, uniform, Engineer
  • Type: Photo
  • Rights: École polytechnique
  • Medium: Photography

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