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Jean Jennings Bartik (1924-1960)

Jean Jennings Bartik | Born Jean Jennings in Gentry County, Mo., on Dec. 27, 1924, Jean attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, majoring in mathematics. After her graduation in 1945, Jean was hired by the University of Pennsylvania to work for the Army Ordinance at Aberdeen Proving Ground. She became one of only six women who worked as a computer programmer on the ENIAC, the world's first successful electronic computer. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum) Jean at Northwest Missouri | Jean visits home prior to moving to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Pennsylvania. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean's College Roommates | Jean shared an off-campus house with two other Northwest students. Left: Eulaine Fox. Right: Virginia "Ginger" McGinness. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean's Mother | Jean's mother, Lula May Spainhower, at 16. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean's Campus Friends | Jean takes a picture of her roommate, Eulaine Fox, and some friends on the Northwest campus.  Left Center:  Eulaine Fox. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean Goes to Dance | Jean dressed in formal attire she wore to a dance held on the Northwest Campus. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean's Sophomore Class in High School | Jean poses for a group picture with her high school class. Jean is 2nd in the 2nd row, getting tickled by a friend. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean's Basketball Team at Northwest | Jean played women's basketball at Northwest. Jean is shown on the right in the first row.  Jean's friends, Virginia Scott and Eulaine Fox, are on the left in the second row. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean on Campus at Northwest | Jean and her roommate, Virginia McGinness, on 4th Street in Maryville, Mo. Left: Jean Jennings Bartik.  Right: Virginia "Ginger" McGinness. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean, the Baseball Pitcher | Jean dressed in her high school baseball pitcher's uniform outside her Aunt Mi's house in Gentry County in the late 1930s.  (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean at Home in Gentry County | Jean in front of her home in Gentry County in 1946.  (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean and Northwest's Navy V-12 Program | Northwest 1945 graduate and computing pioneer, Jean Jennings Bartik, stands outside her Maryville residence on 4th Street chatting with one of the men in the Navy V-12 program.(Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)A Portrait of Jean in 1945 | Jean poses for a portrait in 1945 in Philadelphia, PA. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)