Hurd, Cuthbert Corwin, 1911-1996

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Dates:
Birth 1911-04-05
Death 1996-05-22

Biographical notes:

Computer scientist and director of IBM's Applied Science Department in the 1950s.

From the description of Oral history interview with Cuthbert Corwin Hurd, 1994 Nov. 18. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489004

International Business Machines (IBM) executive.

From the description of Oral history interview with Cuthbert Corwin Hurd, ca. 1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63307034

Computer scientist and computer company executive.

From the description of Oral history interview with Cuthbert Corwin Hurd, 1995 Aug. 28. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62441917

Computer scientist, director of International Business Machines' Applied Science Department in the early 1950s, and chairman of Quintus Computer Systems.

From the description of Cuthbert Corwin Hurd Papers, 1948-1992 (bulk 1948-1955, 1984-1989). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731583

Computer scientist.

From the description of Oral history interview with Cuthbert Corwin Hurd, 1984 July 13. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685207

From the description of Oral history interview with Cuthbert Corwin Hurd, 1981 Jan. 20. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63283797

Cuthbert Corwin Hurd joined IBM in 1949 after teaching and serving as a technical research head at the atomic energy facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. At IBM, he formed the Applied Science Department and pushed reluctant management into the world of computing. After leaving IBM in 1962, he served as chairman of the Computer Usage Company until 1974 when he formed Cuthbert C. Hurd Associates. From 1978 to 1986, Hurd served as chairman for Picodyne Corporation. Hurd was a founder, president, and chairman of Quintus Computer Systems from 1984 until October 1989 when Quintus was acquired by Intergraph.

Biographical information from: Cuthbert C. Hurd, in J.A.N. Lee, Computer Pioneers (Los Altimos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1995), 389.

From the guide to the Cuthbert C. Hurd papers, 1946-1992, (bulk, 1946-1955, 1984-1989), (University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi])

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  • Computers--History
  • Computer industry--History
  • Computer organization
  • Computer industry
  • IBM 701 (Computer)
  • Computer storage devices
  • Magnetic tapes
  • Computer engineering
  • IBM 650 (Computer)
  • Computer scientists--Biography
  • IBM 705 (Computer)
  • IBM CPC (Computer)
  • IBM computers
  • Computers--Research
  • Prolog (Computer program language)
  • IBM 604 (Computer)
  • IBM 704 (Computer)

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