- Name: Grace Hopper
- Born: 12/09/1906
- Died: 01/01/1992 (85 years old)
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (neMurray December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard MarkI computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, an early high-level programming language still in use today.
Birth Name: Grace Brewster Murray
Awards: Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Hourglass Devices, Naval Reserve Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom
School: Vassar College (BA), Yale University (MS, Ph.D.)
Alias: Grace Brewster Murray
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Death Place: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.