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Jules Henri Freday Gramaccini (c1833-1910)
1910 Obituary 
JULES HENRI FREDAY GRAMACCINI died at Paris on January 12, 1910, aged 77 years.
He was born in Algeria, and in 1857 entered the service of the French Government Telegraphs at Marseilles, being later connected with the Submarine Telegraph Company, of London, in the working of the Channel cables.
In 1870 he received an appointment at Marseilles under the Eastern Telegraph Company, afterwards becoming chief of the Government Central Bureau at Marseilles. He took part in duplicating the Franco-Algerian cables, and in maintaining communication during the siege of Paris in 1870.
In 1897 he retired from the French Government service and became Paris agent to the Government for the West African and Direct Spanish Telegraph Companies, which he represented at the International Telegraph Conference in London in 1903.
He received the Cross of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour for services rendered to the French Governments His connection with the Institution as Foreign Member dates from 1875.