- NAME: J. Presper Eckert Jr.
- OCCUPATION: Academic, Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, Engineer
- BIRTH DATE: April 09, 1919
- DEATH DATE: June 03, 1995
- EDUCATION: Moore School of Electrical Engineering
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
- Full Name: John Adams Presper Eckert Jr.
- AKA: J. Presper Eckert Jr.
- AKA: J. Eckert Jr.
- AKA: John Presper Eckert Jr.
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J. Presper Eckert Jr. was the award-winning co-inventor of the first general purpose digital computer.
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Born on April 9, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J. Presper Eckert Jr. and his professor John W. Mauchly made the first general purpose digital computer, dubbed ENIAC—Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. Prototypes BINAC and UNIVAC I followed as a hardware firm, as well. The recipient of dozens of patents and the 1968 National Medal of Science, Eckert died on June 3, 1995, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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