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 for Grace Hopper
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Grace Hopper
  
      US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Hopper
     (1906-12-09 to 1992-01-01), née Grace Brewster Murray.
  
     Hopper is believed to have concieved the concept of the
     compiler with the A-0 in 1952.  She also developed the
     first commercial high-level language, which eventually
     evolved into COBOL.  She worked on the Mark I computer
     with Howard Aiken and with BINAC in 1949.
  
     She is credited with having coined the term "debug", and the
     adage "it is always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to
     get permission" (with various wordings), which has been the
     guiding principle in sysadmin decisions ever since.
  
     See also the entries debug and bug.
  
     Hopper is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  In 1994, the
     US Navy named a new ship, the guided-missile destroyer USS
     http://hopper.navy.mil/)">Hopper (http://hopper.navy.mil/), after her.
  
     (1999-06-29)
  

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