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Wallace J. Eckert

AKA Wallace John Eckert

Born: 19-Jun-1902
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 24-Aug-1971
Location of death: Englewood, NJ
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronomer, Computer Programmer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First scientist hired by IBM

    University: BA, Oberlin College (1925)
    University: MA, Amherst College (1926)
    University: Columbia University
    University: University of Chicago
    University: PhD Astronomy, Yale University (1931)
    Professor: Columbia University (1926-70)
    Administrator: Director, Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Bureau, Columbia University

    IBM Director of Pure Science (1945-67)
    Navy Department Director, US Naval Observatory Nautical Almanac Office (1940-45)
    James Craig Watson Medal (1966)
    Brain Surgery Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (May-1971)

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