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researcher , Computer science educator

William Vaughn Wright, American computer science educator, researcher. Achievements include patents on computer implementations.

Background

Wright, William Vaughn was born on September 15, 1931 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of Joseph Guerrant and Myrtle Maurine (McMasters) Wright.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Duke University, 1953. Master of Science in applied mathematics, Harvard University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy in computer science, University North Carolina, 1972.

Career

Senior engineer, International Business Machines Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1958-1971;senior engineer, International Business Machines Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1971-1990;research professor computer science, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990-1996;retired, 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents on computer implementations.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cello and vocal music performances.

Connections

Married Anne Marie Carleton, June 12, 1955. Children: Audrey Wright Meyer, David, Wendy Wright Thomas.

father:
Joseph Guerrant Wright

mother:
Myrtle Maurine (McMasters) Wright

spouse:
Anne Marie Carleton

children:
Audrey Wright Meyer Wright

David Wright

Wendy Wright Thomas Wright