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Charles M. Geschke (1939-2021)

Charles M. Geschke


Charles ("Chuck") M. Geschke helped create the modern world of computing, where beautiful typography and expressive, artistic graphics are as integral to most users' experience as numbers and text.

Geschke earned an A.B. in classics and a master's in mathematics, both at Xavier University. He then enrolled in the computer science program at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his doctorate in 1972 under the supervision of William Wulf.


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