Tenaille, Jean (1882–1962)
Engineer who was active in the field of parapsychology. He
was born on April 16, 1882, in Paris, France. He followed various
occupations through his life ranching in Canada, importing
and managing a department store in Paris, and managing
several industrial plants near Amiens, France (1931–39). After
World War II he operated as an acoustical engineer. Toward
the end of his life he wrote one important book, Civilisation occidentale
(Western civilization, 1957), awarded the Académie
Francaise prize for history in 1958. He contributed several articles
to the French parapsychological journal Revue Métapsychique,
including ‘‘A propos des sourciers’’ (Concerning dowsers,
1932). He died December 31, 1962.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.