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Charles P. Thacker
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Charles Patrick Thacker

(1943-02-26)February 26, 1943
Died June 12, 2017(2017-06-12) (aged 74)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley (B.S., 1967)
Known for Alto (computer)
Awards IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2007)
A. M. Turing Award (2009)
Computer History Museum Fellow (2007)
Scientific career
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Xerox, DEC, Microsoft Research

Charles Patrick "Chuck" Thacker (February 26, 1943 – June 12, 2017) was a American pioneer computer designer. He worked on the Xerox Alto, which is the first computer that used a mouse-driven Graphical User Interface. He was known for being the co-inventor of the ethernet.

Thacker died on June 12, 2017 from complications from esophageal cancer in Palo Alto, California at the age of 74.

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