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J. Presper Eckert

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Birthday
9, 1919
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 3, 1995 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1919
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 3, 1995 (76)

About

Co-designer, with John. W. Mauchly, of the ENIAC, of the world's first practical electronic computer. He was awarded the National Medal of Science for his revolutionary contribution to computer science in 1968.

Before Fame

He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he and his professor made several refinements of hardware.

Trivia

His prototype computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, was used by the military for their artillery calculations.

Family Life

He had four children and he died of leukemia in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

Howard Aiken was another computer pioneer, helping to create the modern computer.