Mary Coombs, first female business computer programmer, dies at 93

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Mary Coombs. Image Credit: ComputingHistory.org.uk
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Mary Coombs. Image Credit: ComputingHistory.org.uk

British programmer Mary Coombs (née Blood), the first woman to programme a computer for commercial use, died on 28th February 2022, at the age of 93.

Coombs was born on 4th February, 1929, in northwest London, to William and Ruth Blood. She earned a BA Honors degree in French from Queen Mary University in London, and then took a temporary job...

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