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AmericanBorn Robert Campbell WALLACE

American software developer, programmer and the ninth Microsoft employee

Born on May 29, 1949 in Washington, D.C. , United States

Died on September 20, 2002 in San Rafael, California , United States

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Bob Wallace was born in Arlington, Virginia. He first worked on computers as a member of an Explorer Scout troop sponsored by Control Data Corp. in Bethesda, Maryland. His father was an economist who later became Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

Bob attended Brown University, where he worked on the pioneering hypertext File Retrieval and Editing System, and later received his Masters in computer science from the University of Washington.


Wallace worked at the Retail Computer Store in Seattle, where he learned about Microsoft after Bill Gates put up a sign advertising for programmers. He joined Microsoft in 1978 as the 9th employee.

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