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  1. Herman Hollerith (February 29, 1860 – November 17, 1929) was a German-American statistician, inventor, and businessman who developed an electromechanical tabulating machine for punched cards to assist in summarizing information and, later, in accounting. His invention of the punched card tabulating machine, patented in 1884, marks the ...

  2. Herman Hollerith, (born February 29, 1860, Buffalo, New York, U.S.—died November 17, 1929, Washington, D.C.), American inventor of a tabulating machine that was an important precursor of the electronic computer.

  3. Mar 20, 2023 · Herman Hollerith is widely regarded as the father of modern automatic computation. He chose the punched card as the basis for storing and processing information and he built the first punched-card tabulating and sorting machines as well as the first key punch, and he founded the company that was to become IBM.

  4. Dec 5, 2022 · Herman Hollerith was born to German immigrants in Buffalo, NY in 1860. His early education was rocky, but he was eventually able to enroll at the City College of New York in 1875. He graduated from the Columbia University School of Mines in 1879, impressing one of his professors, W.P. Trowbridge, so much that the man asked Hollerith to become ...

  5. Dec 9, 2011 · Enter the Buffalo, New York, native Herman Hollerith. The engineer was pondering this very problem in the early 1880s when, on a train, his eyes fell upon a conductor’s punch card.

  6. Herman Hollerith was born in Buffalo, N.Y., of German immigrant parents, on February 29, 1860. An unusual day and an unusual man. He liked good cigars, fine wine, Guernsey cows, and money. And he ended up with a lot of each. He disliked property taxes, and hard-driving salesmen. He despised spelling.

  7. Mar 27, 2019 · Herman Hollerith In 1881, Herman Hollerith began designing a machine to tabulate census data more efficiently than by traditional hand methods. The U.S. Census Bureau had taken eight years to complete the 1880 census, and it was feared that the 1890 census would take even longer.

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