Belgian engineer, liberal politician, and manager of textile companies. The people in Ghent gave him the nickname Miele Zoetekoeke or Emile Sweet-cake.
He served as provincial Council member for Oost-Vlaanderen and burgomaster of Ghent.
He ascended to the rank of nobility in 1922.
He was born and raised in Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Belgium.
He and Theo Lefevre both served as politicians in Belgium.