David Cannon Evans (David Cannon Evans)

David Cannon Evans

Computer Engineer. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he is known as a the pioneer of computer imagery. He graduated from the University of Utah with a doctorate degree in physics and worked at the Bendix Aviation Electronics Company. As project manager, he developed a personal computer in 1955, which ran on an interpretive operating system. He became a faculty member of the University of California, did several experiments on an IDIOM display, made key developments in the field of virtual memory in 1963 and was sponsored by the US Defense Department’s Research Agency. In 1965, he returned to University of Utah to start their computer science department. There he co-founded the Evans and Southerland firm which was the first domain of computer-generated imagery. In 1996, Brigham Young University established the David C. Evans Chair of Computer Engineering and Graphics. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Beverly Joy Frewin Evans (1926 – 2011)*  Children:  John Frewin Evans (1955 – 1955)*  Amy Evans (1960 – 1960)*  Michael Frewin Evans (1960 – 1960)* *Calculated relationshipCause of death: Alzheimer’s Disease


  • February, 24, 1924


  • October, 10, 1998

Cause of Death

  • Alzheimer's Disease


  • Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
  • Utah
  • USA

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