John Presper Eckert

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

J. Presper EckertName: John Adam Presper "Pres" Eckert, Jr.

Born: April 9, 1919, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Death: June 3, 1995 (Age: 76)

Computer related contributions

  • American electrical engineer and computer pioneer.
  • Invented the first general-purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC) along with John Mauchly.
  • Presented the first course in computing topics (the Moore School Lectures)
  • Founded the first commercial computer company (the Eckert–Mauchly Computer Corporation)
  • Designed the first commercial computer in the U.S., the UNIVAC, which incorporated Eckert's invention of the mercury delay line memory.

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