Harry Huskey

"Since their work was classified they couldn’t tell me what they were doing, so I had no idea what I would be doing. When finally clearance came, I was shown the ENIAC and I’ve worked in computers ever since."

January 19, 1916
April 9, 2017
Birth Place
North Carolina, United States of America
Current Place
Santa Cruz, California, United States of America


Harry Huskey was an American computer design pioneer. Huskey designed and managed the construction of the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC) at the National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles. He also designed the G15 computer for Bendix Aviation Corporation. After five years at the National Bureau of Standards, Huskey joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley in 1954 and then University of California, Santa Cruz from 1966.

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