John Mauchly

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
John Mauchly

Name: John William Mauchly

Born: August 30, 1907, in Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Death: January 8, 1980 (Age: 73)

Computer-related contributions

  • American physicist who, with J. Presper Eckert, designed ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic digital computer.
  • Helped design the EDVAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer made in the United States.
  • Co-founded the EMCC (Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation).
  • Created fundamental computer concepts including programming languages, stored program, and subroutines.
  • Proposed Short code, the first high-level programming language.

Honors and awards

  • National Inventors Hall of Fame (2002).
  • Life member of the Franklin Institute.
  • Elected a Fellow of the IRE (1957).

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