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Susan Emrath Computer Pioneer, 1968

October 13th, 2016

In early November 1968, The Pantagraph profiled Susan Emrath, a recent Illinois State University graduate working as a systems engineer for IBM. Emrath, 22 years old at the time, was the youngest in IBM’s eight-member account/marketing team providing technical support to State Farm Insurance.Emrath is seen here at a State Farm office with an IBM System/360 mainframe computer.

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