Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper

Born: December 9, 1906

Died: January 1, 1992

Nationality: American

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer. A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language.

Source/Notes: On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from the Harvard Mark II experimental computer at Harvard in 1947, as quoted in Time (16 April 1984)
Source/Notes: As quoted in Grace Hopper : The Youthful Teacher of Us All by Henry S. Tropp in Abacus Vol. 2, Issue 1 (Fall 1984) ISSN 0724-6722

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Source/Notes: As quoted in the U.S. Navy's Chips Ahoy magazine (July 1986)
Source/Notes: On being the oldest active-duty officer in the U.S. military, in an interview on 60 Minutes (24 August 1986)
Source/Notes: On demonstrating a billionth of a second of electricity travel with a piece of wire, in an interview on 60 Minutes (24 August 1986)
Source/Notes: On demonstrating a billionth of a second of electricity travel with a piece of wire, in an interview on 60 Minutes (24 August 1986)
Source/Notes: As quoted in Grace Hopper : Navy Admiral and Computer Pioneer (1989) by Charlene W. Billings, p. 74 ISBN 089490194X

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