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December 13, 2001

Betty Holberton Dies; Helped U.S.

Betty Holberton Dies; Helped U.S. Develop Computer Languages (washingtonpost.com) Frances ""Betty"" Snyder Holberton, 84, the software pioneer who programmed the groundbreaking ENIAC digital computer for the Army in the 1940s and later helped create the COBOL and FORTRAN languages used to operate the world's computers, died Dec. 8 at the Kingshire Manor assisted-living community in Rockville. She had suffered a stroke and had diabetes."

Posted by jason at December 13, 2001 03:50 PM