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Scientific writer. B. April 19, 1980, Angoulême, France. Bachelier ès lettres, sciences, Poitiers Academy; licenciè ès sciences, Sorbonne, University of Paris. M. 1915, Suzanne Samuel-Rousseau: 1 d., 1 s. Scientific commentator, Radiodiffusion Française, 1926-40; writer on psychic research for the magazine Mercure de France, 1925-28; professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Sociales, Paris, 1931-40; scientific writer for the newspaper Journal des Dèbats, 1935-40; for the French Ministry of Information and Foreign Ministry, 1945-56; for the magazine Revue des Deux Mondes, 1949 to present.

Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, 1921; officer, egion of Honor, 1932; laurèat, Acadèmie Française, 1943; laurèat, Acadèmie des Sciences, for the book Almanach des Sciences (Science Almanac, 1948-52); secretary, Institut Gènèral Psychologique; corresponding member, National Laboratory of Psychical Research, London University; secretary, French committees for international conferences on psychical research, Copenhagen, 1922, and Warsaw, 1923; member, Society for Psychical Research, London.

Mr. Sudre has studied and experimented in all fields of parapsychology, and for the past 35 years has been engaged in attempts to show that psi phenomena belong to the realm of science and that the spiritualist hypothesis is in error. His most recent works have been efforts to prove that extrasensory abilities are not possessed exclusively by man but are part of all living creatures.

His books include La lutte pour la mètapsychique (The Fight for Parapsychology; 1928); Introduction à la mètapsychique humaine (Introductio to Human Metapsychics; 1929); Les nouvelles ènigmes de l'univers (The New Engimas of the Universe; 1929);Personnages d'au-delà (People from the Beyond; 1945); Le huitième art - Mission de la radio (The Eighth Art - Mission of Radio; 1946); Traitè de parapsychologie (Treatise on Parapsychology; 1956; English ed., Parapsychology; 1960). Mr. Sudre also contributed regularly to the magazines Psychic Research (1926-31) and Revue Mètapsychique (1922-26), and has traslated into French works on parapsychology by William James, Sir William Barrett, J. B. Rhine and T. K. Osterreich (qq.v.). Residence: 21 Rue Pierre Nicole, Paris 5, France.

Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications



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