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Dr Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1941
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 2011
Berkeley Heights
Union County
New Jersey, USA

American computer scientist notable for developing the software language "C" & for having influence on other programming languages, as well as operating systems such as Multics & Unix. He received the Turing Award in 1983 & the National Medal of Technology 1998 on April 21, 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. Ritchie graduated from Harvard University with degrees in physics & applied mathematics. In 1967, he began working at the Bell Labs Computing Sciences Research Center, and in 1968, he received a Ph.D. from Harvard. His remains were discovered on October 12th & no verified exact death date is certain. 
Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
Record added: Oct 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78320781
Dr Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie
Added by: JohnRobert Mauney
Dr Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie
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- william maxey
 Added: Oct. 31, 2014
Your work Dr. Ritchie may not be labeled with your name embossed on it, but it had changed the world big time. Thank you for sharing with us your knowledge, and computer scientists all over the world know that we have been so blessed to have you with us. ...(Read more)
- danleene
 Added: Jan. 29, 2012
Rest in Peace, Dennis
- Joanne
 Added: Jan. 27, 2012
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