George Pake

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

George PakeName: George Pake

Born: April 1, 1924, in Kent, Ohio USA

Death: March 4, 2004 (Age: 79)

Computer-related contributions

  • Physicist and research executive best known for helping found Xerox PARC.
  • During Dr. Pake's years running Xerox PARC, the center's inventions included the laser printer and the graphical user interface known as the "desktop." These inventions have since become industry standards.

Honors and awards

  • National Medal of Science (1987).
  • Awarded the IRI Medal from the Industrial Research Institute (1986).