Harry Douglas Huskey (January 19, 1916 – April 9, 2017) was an American computer designer pioneer.
Harry Huskey in 2011
Harry Douglas Huskey
January 19, 1916
|Died||April 9, 2017 (aged 101)|
|Alma mater||Ohio State University (Master & PhD) |
University of Idaho (Bachelor)
|Spouse(s)||Velma Roeth (died 1991); Nancy Grindstaff (married 1994, died 2015)|
|Awards||ACM Fellow (1994) |
Computer History Museum Fellow (2013)
|Institutions||University of California |
University of Pennsylvania
|Thesis||Contributions to the Problem of Geocze (1943)|
|Doctoral students||Butler Lampson |
Huskey designed and managed the construction of the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC) at the National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles (1949–1953). He also designed the G15 computer for Bendix Aviation Corporation, which could perhaps be considered as the first "personal" computer in the world.
Huskey died at his home in Santa Cruz, California on April 9, 2017 at the age of 101.
- Huskey, H. D. Harry D. Huskey: His Story. BookSurge Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1-59457-680-7.
- Huskey, H. D. The ACE Test Assembly, the Pilot ACE, the Big ACE, and the Bendix G15. In Copeland, B. J., Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine, chapter 13, pages 281–295. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-856593-3.
- Huskey, H. D. The state of the art in electronic digital computing in Britain and the United States (1947). In Copeland, B. J., Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine, chapter 23, pages 529–540. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-856593-3.
- (with Huskey, Velma R). Lady Lovelace and Charles Babbage. 1980 Annals of the History of Computing (Volume:2 , Issue: 4 )
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