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Daniel Delbert Mc Cracken, American computer science educator, author. Recipient Norbert Wiener award Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, 1989.


Cracken, Daniel Delbert Mc was born on July 23, 1930 in Hughsville, Montana, United States. Son of Albert Ray and Blanche (Spear) McCracken.


Bachelor in Mathematics, Central Washington University, 1950. Bachelor in Chemistry, Central Washington University, 1951. Student, New York University, 1959.

Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1970.


With, General Electric Company, 1951-1958;director training, computer department, General Electric Company, 1956-1957;with, Atomic Energy Commission Computing Center, New York University, 1958-1959;consultant computer programming, writing and training, since 1958;professor computer science, City College of New York, since 1981;department chair, City College of New York, 1989-1991.



President board education, Ossining, New York, 1965-1966. Fellow Association Computing Machinery (Chairman of Commission on computers public policy 1972-1976, member of council 1974-1982, vice president 1976-1978, president 1978-1980, Outstanding Contributions Computer Science Education award 1992).


Married Evelyn Edwards, 1952. Children: Charles, Judith, Cynthia, Virginia, Rachel, Aliza, Thomas. Married Helen Blumenthal, 1980.

1 stepson, Michael Cohen.

Albert Ray McCracken

Blanche (Spear) McCracken

Evelyn Edwards

Helen Blumenthal

Charles Cracken

Judith Cracken

Cynthia Cracken

Virginia Cracken

Rachel Cracken

Aliza Cracken

Thomas Cracken