Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: John William Mauchly
Born: August 30, 1907, in Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Death: January 8, 1980 (Age: 73)
- 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).