Herman Hollerith

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Noun1.Herman Hollerith - United States inventor who invented a system for recording alphanumeric information on punched cards (1860-1929)Herman Hollerith - United States inventor who invented a system for recording alphanumeric information on punched cards (1860-1929)
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At the time the United States entered World War II, in 1941, IBM owned 84 percent of German subsidiary Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen (Dehomag for short), which sold the punchcard technology invented by the engineer Hermann Hollerith in the 1890s.