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Clifford Edward Berry (April 19, 1918 – October 30, 1963) helped John Vincent Atanasoff create the first digital electronic computer in 1939, the Atanasoff–Berry computer (ABC).

Clifford Berry
Born (1918-04-19)April 19, 1918
Gladbrook, Iowa
Died October 30, 1963(1963-10-30) (aged 45)
New York City
Nationality American
Alma mater Iowa State College
Known for Atanasoff–Berry computer
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering
Doctoral advisor John Vincent Atanasoff


Berry studied electrical engineering at Iowa State University and passed 1939 with a bachelor's degree. This was followed by a postgraduate study in physics which in 1941 resulted in a master's degree.


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