Erna Schneider Hoover

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Birthday
19, 1926
Birthplace
New Jersey
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1926 (age 94)
Birthplace
New Jersey

About

Inventor and mathematician who created a computerized switching system for Bell Labs, the principles of which were used for generations.

Before Fame

She earned a Ph.D. from Yale University, majoring in philosophy and mathematical foundations.

Trivia

She was rewarded by Bell Labs with a supervisor post for devising a way in which they could handle more phone calls.

Family Life

She was in the hospital giving birth to one of her three sons when she devised the idea for the new switching system.

Associated With

She and Sarah Grimke both made professional contributions that helped women gain equality with men.