Houdry, Eugene Jules, 1892-1962

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-04-18
Death 1962-07-18
Americans
English, French

Biographical notes:

French-American chemist, chemical engineer, and inventor.

From the description of Eugene Jules Houdry papers, 1931-1980 (bulk 1948-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77926534

Biographical Note

  • 1892, Apr. 18: Born, Dormont, France
  • 1911: Graduated in mechanical engineering, Ecole des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
  • 1922: Married Genevieve Marie Quilleret
  • 1930: Came to United States Refined his process for the conversion of crude oil products to high-quality gasoline
  • 1937: First Houdry unit built at oil refinery of Sun Oil, Marcus Hook, Pa.
  • 1942: Became citizen of the United States
  • 1962: Received patent for catalytic converter for automobile exhaust systems
  • 1962, July 18: Died, Upper Darby, Pa.

From the guide to the Eugene Jules Houdry Papers, 1931-1980, (bulk 1948-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Air--Pollution
  • Public health
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Chemistry
  • Catalysts
  • Catalytic cracking

Occupations:

  • Chemical engineers
  • Chemists
  • Inventors

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