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Grace Murray Hopper, the Mother of Cobol   (picture obtained from www.sdsc.edu/Hopper/IMAGES-old/ghopper.gif)
Grace Murray Hopper

Grace Murray Hopper is not only the Mother of COBOL, not only one of the most important women in the history of computers, she is one of the most important people in the history of computers.

This is her page.


Portraits of Grace Murray HopperPortraits of Grace Murray Hopper: Portraits collected from around the net. (hopper_portraits)

Quotes by Grace Murray HopperQuotes by Grace Murray Hopper: Quotations on my general quotations page by Grace Murray Hopper. (Quotes_General.htm#hopper)

First Computer BugFirst Computer Bug: On 09.Sep.1947 they removed a moth from Relay #70, Panel F, of the Harvard University Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator. That story became a favorite of Grace Murray Hopper. This page describes that "bug", and includes a photo of it. (first_computer_bug)

COBOLCOBOL: My COBOL page. Links to information about COBOL on the net. (cobol)


Admiral Hopper Awarded the National Medal of TechnologyAdmiral Hopper Awarded the National Medal of Technology: A Digital equipment Corporation press release from 16.Sep.1991.  (www.cs.yale.edu/~tap/Files/hopper-medal.html)

Admiral Hopper DiesAdmiral Hopper Dies: excerpts from a Digital equipment Corporation Press Release, 02.jan.1992.  (www.cs.yale.edu/~tap/Files/hopper-obit.html)

Computers - 09.3-273 - Grace HopperComputers - 09.3-273 - Grace Hopper: A short biography.  (www.ce.vt.edu/evd/Htmls/P375994.html)

Editorial for Chips April 1992 (Grace Murray Hopper)editorial for Chips April 1992 (Grace Murray Hopper): The memorial editorial in the April 1992 issue of Chips. For a picture of the issue cover, see my Hopper Portrait Page.  (www.norfolk.navy.mil/chips/grace_hopper/file1.htm)

Encyclopaedia Britannica Article on Grace Hopperencyclopaedia Britannica Article on Grace Hopper: Interestingly enough, the article is wrong. For example, it says she retired in 1966 with the rank of commodore. In reality, she was promoted to commodore in 1983 by special Presidential appointment under President Ronald Reagan.  (britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/9/0,5716,889+1,00.html)

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (2000)Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (2000): This is the third celebration. It was held 14-16.Sep.2000 at the Sheraton Hotels in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Prior celebrations were held in 1997 (site missing) and 1994 (site still there). (www.sdsc.edu/Hopper)

Tribute to Grace Murray HopperTribute to Grace Murray Hopper: An excellent brief biography of the mother of COBOL (and the source for the portrait on this page). See also Grace Murray Hopper: Pioneer Computer Scientist below. Both biographies were written by Merry Maisel.  (www.sdsc.edu/Hopper/hopper.html)

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (1994)Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (1994): This is the first celebration. It was held 09-11.Jun.1997 at in Washington DC. (www.research.compaq.com/nsl/hopper/grace94.html)

Grace Murray HopperGrace Murray Hopper: A biography of Grace Hopper (copied, with permission, from the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 1994 conference proceedings).  (www.cs.yale.edu/~tap/Files/hopper-story.html)

Grace Hopper BiographyGrace Murray Hopper Biography: A biography by Rebecca Norman, Class of 2000 at Agnes Scott College. (www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/hopper.htm)

Grace Murray Hopper: Pioneer Computer ScientistGrace Murray Hopper: Pioneer Computer Scientist: Part of the San Diego Supercomputer Center Women in Science site, this page is a biography and includes a special picture of Grace Hopper as a young woman. See also Tribute to Grace Murray Hopper above. Both biographies were written by Merry Maisel. (www.sdsc.edu/Publications/ScienceWomen/hopper.html)

GraceNetGraceNet: Named for Grace Hopper, this group meets monthly in San Francisco at Ruby Skye to listen to a (female) speaker in the computer field and to network. (www.GreceNet.net)

The Lemelson-MIT Prize Program: Grace Murray HopperThe Lemelson-MIT Prize Program: Grace Murray Hopper: A brief description of her role in the development of the compiler.  (web.mit.edu/invent/www/inventorsA-H/hopper.html)

Looking Back: Grace Murray Hopper's Younger YearsLooking Back: Grace Murray Hopper's Younger Years: Hosted on the SPAWARSYSCeN (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center) site, as part of Chips, the Navy's information technology magazine. This site also has information about the destroyer named for her: The (Amazing) Grace Hopper, DDG 70. This article discusses her years as a child and young adult. (www.norfolk.navy.mil/chips/grace_hopper/young.htm)

Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper - BiographyRear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper - Biography: Another bio of Grace Hopper, this one part of the launch brochure for the destroyer named after her.  (www.norfolk.navy.mil/chips/grace_hopper/brobio.htm)

Remembering Grace Murray Hopper: A Legend in Her Own TimeRemembering Grace Murray Hopper: A Legend in Her Own Time: Hosted on the SPAWARSYSCeN (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center) site, as part of Chips, the Navy's information technology magazine. This site also has information about the destroyer named for her: The (Amazing) Grace Hopper, DDG 70.  (www.norfolk.navy.mil/chips/grace_hopper/file2.htm)

San Jose State University Virtual Museum: Grace Murray HopperSan Jose State University Virtual Museum: Grace Murray Hopper: A brief biographical sketch, part of the San Jose State University Virtual Museum History of Mathematics, Science and Technology Site.  (www.sjsu.edu/depts/Museum/hop.html)

USS Hopper (DDG 70)USS Hopper (DDG 70): Home page for the destroyer named after Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.  (www.hopper.navy.mil/)

WIC Biography - Grace HopperWIC Biography --- Grace Hopper: Part of the Women's International Center site, this is a very short biography.  (www.wic.org/bio/ghopper.htm)

The Wit and Wisdom of Grace HopperThe Wit and Wisdom of Grace Hopper: From The OCLC Newsletter, March/April, 1987, No. 167 (editor and article author is Philip Schieber.) This article includes some of her great quotes. These quotes are also on my General Quotations Page.  (www.cs.yale.edu/~tap/Files/hopper-wit.html)

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