- John Pres·per [pres-per] /ˈprɛs pər/, 1919–95, U.S. engineer and computer pioneer.
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Eckert received us heartily—a pleasant-spoken, gentle-mannered creature.Roughing It
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Major Eckert says that Mr. Lincoln told him he had heard this story.The Lincoln Story Book
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"That's what I call a persevering woman," said Eckert, solemnly.
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“Much obliged to you for opening the safe, Mr. Eckert,” he said coolly.
- John Presper. 1919–95, US electronics engineer: built the first electronic computer with John W. Mauchly in 1946
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- American engineer who contributed to the development of ENIAC (Electronic Numeral Integrator and Calculator), the first electronic computer (1946). He later helped develop one of the first computers to be sold commercially.
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