Daniel McCracken

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Daniel McCrackenName: Daniel D. McCracken

Born: July 23, 1930 in Hughesville, Judith Basin County, Montana, USA

Death: July 30, 2011 (Age: 81)

Computer related contributions

  • American Computer scientist, pioneer, and programmer.
  • Professor of Computer Sciences at the City College of New York, and the author of over two dozen textbooks on computer programming including his A Guide to Fortran Programming.
  • His books have been translated into fourteen languages.


  • A Guide to Fortran IV Programming (1966)
  • A Guide to Cobol Programming (2 ed.) (1970)
  • A Simplified Guide to Fortran Programming (1974)
  • A Guide to PL/M for Microcomputer Applications (1978)
  • A Second Course in Computer Science with Pascal (1986)
  • Learning GEL By Example (1992)

Honors and awards

  • Inducted as a Fellow of ACM (1994)
  • Received the Norbert Weiner Award for Social and Professional Responsibility from Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (1989)
  • Honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.