du Treil (page
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Wireless Telegraph Co., Radio Engineer Associate, Pre-1917
U.S. Navy, World War I, 1917-19
Radiomarine Corp.of America, 1920-21
Federal Communications Commission, Associate
Member of the Institute of Radio Engineers
Chairman of the New Orleans Sect. Institute of Radio Engineers
Numerous papers and articles on radio and associated subjects
Louis Robert du Treil, Sr. and grandfather of Bob du Treil, Jr.
L.J.N. “Joe” du
Treil, was an electrical engineering graduate of the Immaculate Conception
College (generally known as Jesuit College, and later Loyola) and
was soon employed
with American Marconi as a wireless operator.
In 1913 the University determined that
they would organize a Wireless
operation; a radio station to serve as a public relations device.
In 1919 Joe returned to New Orleans to become the Assistant Supervisor
of American Marconi’s Gulf Division, and by 1921 had joined the
Radio Service Section’s
New Orleans district office as field inspector.
He was quickly recruited by an old university friend,
Edward T. Cassidy, S.J., to assist on the University’s radio project.
Cassidy was heading up the Radio School at the
time, and had been charged with the project’s responsibility.
du Treil’s experience and position
proved most beneficial. Together they worked to
secure the necessary equipment to bring the radio station into being.
A $400 donation
received from a ship’s captain was converted to the starting capital
Orleans’ first radio station. -