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The following people are connected to the LEO computer story.

Anatol (Tony) Zak

1934-2015 Born on a beautiful farm in Poland 3rd July 1934 Anatol (Tony) Zak became one of the many Polish people to be forcibly evicted from their land.

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Anthony Salmon

1916-2000 A member of the Salmon and Gluckstein family, founders of J.

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Antony (Tony) Bernard Barnes

1926-2000 Tony Barnes joined J.

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Bob Day

Died 2018. Bob was recruited in 1960 by Leo Fantl to join the newly formed LEO Computers/Rand Mines collaborative venture in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bob, of Afrikan descent, was one of a handf...

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Bob Gibson

Born 1927, died August 2016. Bob Gibson trained as an electronic engineer as part of National Service. After working as an electronic research engineer in Civil Service, he was recruited by LEO Com...

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Colin Tully

1936-2007 Colin Tully joined LEO Computers in 1960 after graduating with a degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

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Daniel Broido

1903-1990 Born in Siberia of politically active parents, refugee to Germany from Soviet oppression, Dan Broido took a degree in Mechanical Engineering in Berlin, and became an engineer at the firm...

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David Caminer

1915 - 2008 David T Caminer: System designer behind LEO, the world's first business computer Joined J.

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Derek Hemy

1920 –2000 Derek Hemy joined J.

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Derek Jolly

Born 1930, died June 2018. Derek Jolly joined LEO circa 1953-54. After grammar school he started training as an accountant, but decided to try something else and was interviewed by David Caminer, a...

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Donald Moore

1920-2013 Donald Moore started his career in computing by setting up and managing the Army Payroll Centre with an IBM 705.

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Douglas Hartree

27/03/1897-12/02/1958. Douglas Hartree was an eminent Cambridge scientist noted for his contribution to a number of fields of study including early computing – as an example he was the first civili...

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Ernest Joseph Kaye

1922-2012 Ernest Kaye joined John Pinkerton as his assistant in 1949 in the design of LEO I and later LEO II, having been recruited as an electronic engineer from GEC.

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Ernest Lenaerts

1910-1997 Despite an interest in things technical Ernest Lenaerts' parents persuaded him to take a clerical job at J.

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Frank Land

Born: 1928. Frank Land was a leading member of the small team that developed the world’s first business computer, LEO, who then went on to become the UK’s first professor of information systems. He...

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George A. Hayter

Died April 2015 in Northern Cyprus.

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George Booth

Died 19th September 1959, aged 90.

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George F Stevens

1911-2002 George F Stevens was a senior J Lyons & Co manager who took responsibility for the running of the Lyons LEO Computers when LEO Computers Limited merged with English Electric.

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George Manley

1938-2011 LEO engineer, rising from apprentice to Chief Commissioning Engineer.

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Gordon Foulger

1942-2011 After graduating from Queen Mary University with a degree in General Science he became a LEO Computers programmer seconded to work on General Post Office (GPO) programs, including the Giro and telephone billing.

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Hamish Carmichael

Died July 2017, aged 83. Hamish, after a career with ICL, became an active member of Computer Conservation Society. Always a good friend of LEO Computers. Author of book of reminiscences and storie...

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Ian Stewart Crawford

Born in Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand.

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Joe Crouch

Died 2018. Joe Crouch joined LEO Computers as a trainee programmer and quickly rose to Senior Programmer/Consultant Status, working at Hartree House. When Ilford Limited acquired a LEO II Joe heade...

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John Aris

1934 - 2010 John Aris was a pioneer in using computers for business purposes.

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John Gosden

1930-2003 Joined LEO as a programmer in 1953 after taking a degree (pass) in Mathematics at Cambridge University and made rapid progress with his understanding of software.

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John Grover

Born December 1924, died 2000. After National Service in the RAF where he gained his pilot’s wings, John Grover joined J Lyons & Co as a management trainee in 1947, working on bakery accounts....

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John Pinkerton

1919-1997 After doing research into radar systems and receiving a PhD at Cambridge, Maurice Wilkes recommended John Pinkerton to J Lyons & Co as the engineer to design and develop LEO.

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John Simmons

1902-1985 After gaining a first class degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University John Simmons was recruited by George Booth, J Lyons & Co company secretary as a management trainee and statis...

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Kit Grindley

Born in Clapham, London, April 1929, died October 26th 2018 in Sydney Australia.

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Leo Fantl

1924-2000 Came to UK in June 1939 as a refugee from Czechoslovakia.

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Maurice Wilkes

1913-2010 Sir Maurice Wilkes played a leading role in the design of the Cambridge University EDSAC computer, one of the earliest stored program computers, in the late 1940s and in return for some funding for that project from J.

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Mavis Hinds

1929-2009 Mavis Hinds worked for the Meteorological Office and used LEO I for weather forecasting – the earliest use of computers for modelling the weather in the early 1950s.

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Mike Daniels

Died March 2018. Worked in LEO Computers Service Bureau, Hartree House in Programming and Support 1962-1966. He went on to work with several companies, including UNISYS, RCA (in America) and III, an...

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Mike Webb

Died November 2015 at his home in Anglesey.

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Oliver Standingford

1912-1980 Oliver Standingford was a senior J Lyons & Co manager who, at the behest of John Simmons, visited the USA with T.

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Peter Bird

Born 1934 - died 6th August 2017.

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Peter Gyngell

Born 23 February 1930, died 6th June 2018 at his home in Wollongong, Australia.

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Peter Wood

1918-2013 John Starling write an obituary to Peter Wood for the LEO Computers Society: "Peter Wood, who has died at the age of 95, was given a good send-off in June, well attended by family, old boys and members of his bowls club.

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Ray Hennessy

Born 1934, died 15th November 2016.

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Robert E Peel

Robert Peel was an intrinsic part of the LEO Computers Master Routine team.

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Robin Stanley-Jones

Died 2013 Robin Stanley-Jones joined LEO Computers as a technician around 1961 and worked at Minerva Road.

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Stephanie Shirley (Freelance Programmers)

Marie Hicks Twitter message 2018: In 1964 the inimitable @DameStephanie_ ran this job ad in @thetimes, seeking programmers for her startup.

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Thomas Raymond Thompson (TRT)

1907-1976 Known within J Lyons & Co simply as TRT, he was one of the giants of the LEO enterprise.

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Wallace Weaving

Born 1931, died 6th November, 2012.

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