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Claude Elwood Shannon (1916 - 2001)

Claude Elwood Shannon
Born in Petoskey, Michigan, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of [private wife (1920s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Died in Medford, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Claude Shannon was awarded the National Medal of Science.


Notable awards

Stuart Ballantine Medal (1955)
IEEE Medal of Honor (1966)
National Medal of Science (1966)
Harvey Prize (1972)
Claude E. Shannon Award (1972)
Harold Pender Award (1978)
John Fritz Medal (1983)
Kyoto Prize (1985)
National Inventors Hall of Fame (2004)

His father, Claude, Sr. (1862–1934), a descendant of early settlers of New Jersey, was a self-made businessman, and for a while, a Judge of Probate. Shannon's mother was Mabel Wolf Shannon (1890–1945)


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