Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Invented the punchcard
Developed machines which could read and interpret data encoded on punchcards. This technology was used to automate the 1890 census, accomplishing the task of collating population statistics in six weeks, a fraction of the 7 years which the 1880 census had required.
Founded the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896, which later became IBM.
Wife: Lucia Beverly Talcott (m. 1890)
Son: Herman Hollerith, Jr.
University: City College of New York
University: BS Mining, Columbia University, New York, NY (1879)
Teacher: Mechanical Engineering, MIT (1882-4)
University: PhD, Columbia University, New York, NY (1890)
IBM Tabulating Machine Company (Founder & President, 1896-1911)
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Risk Factors: Insomnia
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