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FULL NAME: Grace Brewster Murray Hopper
BIRTH DATE: 9 Dec. 1906
BIRTHPLACE: New York City
DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
"Amazing Grace" was born in 1906. She went on the earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics at a time when women seldom went to college. She joined the WAVES in WWII. When she retired in 1986 at the age of 80, with the rank of Rear Admiral, she was the oldest member of the Navy on active duty. Along the way she also managed to pioneer the field of computing, becoming a programmer on the Mark I at Harvard Labs during WWII. She is recognized for her contributions to technology, has become known as the "Mother of Cobol," and, in 1969, was named the Data Processing Management Associations' "Man of the Year"! Grace Hopper died on January 1, 1992, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
DATE OF DEATH: 1 Jan. 1992
Information about Rear Admiral Hopper can be found in Grace Hopper Admiral of the Cyber Sea by Kathleen Broome Williams (2004); Grace Hopper Navy Admiral and Computing Pioneer by Charlene Billings, (1989)
PORTRAYED BY: Linda Witkowski
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