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Vannevar Bush
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Vannevar Bush, ca. 1940–44
Born (1890-03-11)March 11, 1890
Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Died June 28, 1974(1974-06-28) (aged 84)
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality American
Education B.S. M.S. D. Eng.
Alma mater Tufts College (1913)
MIT (1916)
Known for National Science Foundation
Manhattan Project
Differential analyzer
Awards Edison Medal (1943)
Hoover Medal (1946)
Medal for Merit (1948)
IRI Medal (1949)
John Fritz Medal (1951)
John J. Carty Award (1953)
National Medal of Science (1963)
Atomic Pioneer Award (1970)
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Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Arthur Edwin Kennelly
Notable students Claude Shannon
Influenced Douglas Engelbart
Ted Nelson
Frederick Terman
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Vannevar Bush (/væˈnvɑːr/ van-NEE-var; March 11, 1890 – June 28, 1974) was an American engineer, inventor and science administrator. He is known in engineering for his work on analog computers, for founding Raytheon, and for the memex.

Bush died of pneumonia in Belmont, Massachusetts, aged 84.

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