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John Vincent Atanasoff

Hamilton, New York, USA
4 oct 1903 - 15 June 1995


The first electronic computer with vacuum tubes is contructed by John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry - hence the ABC where C stands for computer - of the Iowa State College. This machine will never reach the production stage and remain a prototype John Vincent Atanasoff is the first son of John Atanasoff and Iva Lucena Purdy.

At a very early age, John Vincent Atanasoff had a great interest in mathematics.