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Mathematician , computer company executive

Cuthbert C. Hurd, American Computer company executive, mathematician.


Hurd, Cuthbert C. was born on April 5, 1911 in Estherville, Iowa, United States. Son of Harland Corwin and Olive Grace (Long) Hurd.


AB, Drake University, 1932. Doctor of Laws, Drake University, 1967. Master of Science, Iowa State College, 1934.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1936.


Assistant professor mathematics, Michigan State College, 1936-1942; dean, Allegheny College, 1945-1947; technical research head, Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation, Oak Ridge, 1947-1949; consultant. Director applied science department, International Business Machines Corporation, 1949-1953; director applied science division, International Business Machines Corporation, 1953-1955; director electronic data processing machines, International Business Machines Corporation, 1955-1956; director automation research, International Business Machines Corporation, 1956-1960; director control systems, International Business Machines Corporation, 1961-1962; consultant, International Business Machines Corporation, 1962-1983; Chairman of the Board, Computer Usage Company, Inc., New York City, 1962-1974; chairman, Solar Energy Research, 1974-1976; chairman, Cuthbert Hurd Associates, 1974; chairman, Picodyne Corporation, 1978-1983; chairman, Quintus Computer Systems, 1984-1989; chairman, Nu Thena Corporation, 1990-1992; chairman science board, Cambridge Research Associations, 1992-1996; chief scientist, Northpoint Software Ventures, Inc., 1993-1996. Member advising committee Center Computer Sciences and Technology, Institute Applied Technology, National Bureau Standards.

Member computation committee National Research Council. Chairman computer science advising committee Stanford University. Member of advisory county to departments economics and sociology Princeton University.

Visiting scholar Stanford University, 1986-1996. Chairman science board Cambridge Research Associations, 1992-1996. Computer pioneer Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1988.


Trustee Drake University. Member development board, life fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology Served as lieutenant Commander United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member Institute Management Sciences (past vice president, founder), American Mathematics Society, American Meteorological Society, Biometric Society, American Society Quality Control, American Statistical Association, Association Computing Machinery (council), Econometric Society, English Speaking Union, Industrial Mathematics Society, Institute of Mathematics Statistics, Mathematics Association American (committee on professional opportunities), New York Academy of Sciences, Operations Research Society of America, Society Advancement General Systems Theory, Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi. Clubs: University (New York City), Metropolitan (New York City), University (New York City). Stanford Faculty.


Married Bettie Jane Mills, June 20, 1941. Children: Steven, Diana, Susan, Elizabeth, Victoria.

Harland Corwin Hurd

Olive Grace (Long) Hurd

Bettie Jane Mills

Victoria Hurd

Steven Hurd

Susan Hurd

Diana Hurd

Elizabeth Hurd