Image of Charles "Chuck" Geschke

Contact Information

Address
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
U.S.A.
 

Education

  • A.B. Classics, Xavier University, 1962
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Xavier University, 1963
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972

From 1963-68, Dr. Geschke taught Mathematics at John Carroll University.

In the 1970s, Geschke worked as a research scientist at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). In 1978, he and a colleague, John Warnock, invented a Page Description Language (PDL)—a means of describing complex forms like typefaces electronically—called Interpress. When Xerox decided not to commercialize this invention, Geschke and Warnock left PARC and co-founded Adobe Systems (adapted from link below).

Geschke retired as Adobe's President in 2000, but still serves as Chairman of the Board.

Links

Short bio at the Computer History Museum.
Willamette University

Classical Studies

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6077 voice
503-370-6944 fax

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