John Presper Eckert

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
J. Presper Eckert

Name: 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.
  • Along with John Mauchly, invented the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.
  • 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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