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date: 23 October 2020

Eckert, J. Presperlocked

(9 Apr. 1919–3 June 1995)
  • Edward L. Lach Jr.

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Eckert, J. Presper (9 Apr. 1919–3 June 1995), electrical engineer and computer pioneer, was born John Adam Presper Eckert, Jr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Eckert, a wealthy self-made developer, and Edith Hallowell. An only child, Eckert enjoyed a privileged childhood that included family trips to the Middle East and Europe and being chauffeured to school. He spent his spare hours tinkering in the nearby laboratory of television pioneer ...

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