Cuthbert Hurd

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Cuthbert Corwin HurdName: Cuthbert Corwin Hurd

Born: April 5, 1911 in Estherville, Iowa

Death: 1996 (Age: 85)

Computer related contributions

  • American computer scientist and entrepreneur, best known for helping IBM develop its first general-purpose computers.
  • Cuthbert Hurd and his division developed the IBM 650.


  • The IBM Card-Programmed Electronic Calculator (1950)
  • Mechanical Translation: New Challenge to Communication Ornstein (1955)

Honors and awards

  • IEEE Computer Pioneer award by the IEEE Computer Society (1986)