John Kemeny

John Kemeny, 1980

John George Kemeny (1926–1992), was a Hungarian-American mathematician, computer scientist, and educator best known for co-developing the BASIC programming language in 1964 with Thomas Eugene Kurtz. He also served as the 13th President of Dartmouth College 1970–1981 and pioneered the use of computers in college education. Dr. Kemeny chaired the presidential commission that investigated the Three Mile Island accident in 1979.

Full biographical information is available in this obituary on the Dartmouth College website.


“Assessing the Government’s Approach to Intelligence.” April 11, 1980.