John Mauchly

Physicist, Computer Scientist

1907 – 1980

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Who was John Mauchly?

John William Mauchly was an American physicist who, along with J. Presper Eckert, designed ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic digital computer, as well as EDVAC, BINAC and UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer made in the United States.

Together they started the first computer company, the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, and pioneered fundamental computer concepts including the stored program, subroutines, and programming languages. Their work, as exposed in the widely read First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC and as taught in the Moore School Lectures, influenced an explosion of computer development in the late 1940s all over the world.

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Born
Aug 30, 1907
Cincinnati
Also known as
  • John William Mauchly
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Ursinus College
Employment
  • University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • Cincinnati
  • Philadelphia
Died
Jan 8, 1980
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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