J. Presper Eckert

Electrical engineer, Inventor

1919 – 1995

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Who was J. Presper Eckert?

John Adam Presper "Pres" Eckert Jr. was an American electrical engineer and computer pioneer. With John Mauchly he invented the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, presented the first course in computing topics, founded the first commercial computer company, and designed the first commercial computer in the U.S., the UNIVAC, which incorporated Eckert's invention of the mercury delay line memory.

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Born
Apr 9, 1919
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • John Adam Presper Eckert, Jr.
  • Pres Eckert
Parents
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Moore School of Electrical Engineering
Lived in
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
Died
Jun 3, 1995
Bryn Mawr

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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