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date: 07 December 2019

Hamming, Richard Wesleylocked

(11 February 1915–07 January 1998)
  • Samuel P. Morgan


Hamming, Richard Wesley (11 February 1915–07 January 1998), mathematician and computer scientist, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Richard James Hamming, a credit manager, and Mabel Grace Redfield Hamming. His father, a native of Holland, ran away from home to fight in the Boer War and was left for dead on the battlefield with a saber wound in his neck. He spent some time in Texas as a cowboy before settling into an office job in Chicago....

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