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computer systems engineer

Thomas Dennison Parrish, American computer systems engineer. Achievements include first known application of Quicksort algorithm in production compiler environment; development of operational context-based message retrieval system for United States Navy, of generalized Fibonacci series and applied to computer sorting system; designer automated patent system for United States Patent Office.

Background

Parrish, Thomas Dennison was born on December 13, 1935 in Gardner, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frank T. and Harriet G. (Wilder) Parrish.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 1958.

Career

Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1958;advanced through grades to Lieutenant, United States Navy, 1963;resigned, United States Navy, 1967;computer systems scientist, engineer, Planning Research Corporation, McLean, Virginia, since 1967.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first known application of Quicksort algorithm in production compiler environment. Development of operational context-based message retrieval system for United States Navy, of generalized Fibonacci series and applied to computer sorting system. Designer automated patent system for United States Patent Office.

Connections

Married Pamela M. Despres, February 20, 1969. Children: Michelle, Simone, Denise.

father:
Frank T. Parrish

mother:
Harriet G. (Wilder) Parrish

spouse:
Pamela M. Despres

children:
Michelle Parrish

Simone Parrish

Denise Parrish