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Betty Holberton Dies; Helped U.S. Develop Computer Languages
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The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Deaths -- Holberton, Frances Snyder (Betty)
Author: Levy, Claudia
Date: Dec 11, 2001
Start Page: B.07
Section: METRO

During the rest of her career, spent as a supervisory mathematician at the Navy's David Taylor Model Basin and the National Bureau of Standards, Mrs. Holberton continued to push to make computers easier for ordinary people to use, Kathryn A. Kleiman observed in writings about Mrs. Holberton.

It was Kleiman's research, first as a young programmer and later as a lawyer and documentary-maker, that finally brought Mrs. Holberton recognition and national honors in the 1990s as a pioneer of computer science. Mrs. Holberton appears in a photograph that is part of the UNIVAC exhibit at the National Museum of American History.

Mrs. Holberton went on to work on UNIVAC programming for payrolls, inventory and other universal functions for the company begun by ENIAC's developers. It evolved into Sperry Univac and then Unisys.

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