Herman Hollerith

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Herman Hollerith

Name: Herman Hollerith

Born: February 29, 1860, in Buffalo, New York, USA

Death: November 17, 1929 (Age: 69)

Computer-related contributions

  • American statistician and founder of the company now known as IBM.
  • Developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data.

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Honors and awards

  • Elliott Cresson Medal (1890).