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Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of a Pioneering Computer Language, Dies at 89

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Jean Sammet, 1979

Jean Sammet in 1979 during a visit to the University of Maryland to deliver a lecture.

Credit: Ben Shneiderman

Jean E. Sammet, an early software engineer and a designer of COBOL, a programming language that brought computing into the business mainstream, died on May 20 in Maryland.

From The New York Times
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