Clifford Berry

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Clifford Berry
Born(1918-04-19)April 19, 1918
DiedOctober 30, 1963(1963-10-30) (aged 45)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materIowa State College
Known forAtanasoff–Berry computer
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering
Doctoral advisorJohn Vincent Atanasoff

Clifford Edward Berry (April 19, 1918 – October 30, 1963) helped John Vincent Atanasoff create the first digital electronic computer in 1939, the Atanasoff–Berry computer (ABC).

Biography[edit]

Clifford Berry was born April 19, 1918 in Gladbrook, Iowa to Fred and Grace Berry.[1] His father owned an appliance repair shop, where he was able to learn about radios.[1] He graduated from Marengo High School in Marengo, Iowa in 1934 as the class valedictorian at age 16.[2] He went on to study at Iowa State College (now known as Iowa State University), eventually earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1939 and followed by his masters degree in physics in 1941.[2]

In 1942, he married an ISU classmate and Atanasoff's secretary, Martha Jean Reed.[1]

By 1948, he earned his PhD. in physics from Iowa State University.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Famous Iowans - Clifford Berry". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  2. ^ a b c "Computer Pioneers - Clifford Edward Berry". IEEE Computer Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2012. Retrieved 2018-11-21.

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