Grace Hopper Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Grace Hopper (Grace Brewster Hopper, Grace Brewster Murray)

Last Updated: 07 May, 2024 | Views: 609

Age: 85

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Mathematician, Computer scientist

Famous For: First Lady of Software

Higher Education: Yale University (MS, Ph.D.)

Grace Hopper Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
09 Dec, 1906 (85 Years 23 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District
New York City

Birth Sign



Died on
01 Jan, 1992

Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Grace Hopper Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Grace Hopper, a well-known computer scientist, was born in New York City. Grace Murray Hopper is still recognised for her contributions to the subject. Not only did Hopper's contributions to computing technology transform how computers were used, but also how they were created and programmed.

Grace Hopper Education:

Grace Hopper studied mathematics at Vassar College, where she graduated in 1928 with a Phi Beta Kappa. She continued on to Yale University to earn a master's in mathematics, which she did in 1930. Following graduation, Hopper accepted a number of teaching posts at several American colleges before eventually transitioning into computer research and development.

Grace Hopper Invention:

The computer industry was completely transformed by Hopper's discovery of a compiler, a programme that converts written code into machine code. She received multiple patents for her work, including the original compiler patent. She also paved the way for women in technology and throughout her career made substantial contributions to the field of computer science.

Grace Hopper Career Achievements:

Grace Hopper joined the navy reserves shortly after the start of World War II and worked as one of the first programmers for Harvard's Mark I computer. 

Later, Grace worked with the UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer, and created some of the earliest compiler-related tools, such as FLOW-MATIC and COBOL, which completely changed how computers were programmed.

President Ronald Reagan presented her with a National Medal of Technology in 1983 for her contributions to computing.

Grace Hopper Conference 

Grace Hopper is also credited for founding the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing conference, which annually attracts thousands of women working in the technology industry. 

Grace Hopper Death:

Grace Hopper, 85, passed away peacefully on January 1st, 1992, at her home in Arlington County, Virginia, from natural causes.

Grace Hopper Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In Feet & Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 60 kg
In Pounds 132 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color
Buttery Blonde

Grace Hopper Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Walter Fletcher Murray

Mother's Name
Mary Campbell Van Horne Murray

Vincent Foster Hopper

Dr. Roger Franklin Murray, II

Mary Murray Westcote

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