Jean E. Sammet, an American computer scientist who served as the first female president of ACM, passed away on May 21 at the age of 89.
Sammet was born March 23, 1928 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Mount Holyoke College in 1948, and a master's degree in that discipline from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1949.
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