Internet History

Early Internet Leaders

Developed by several Internet Society founders, this is a list of individuals who contributed significantly to the design and development of the Internet during its early years. 

Early Internet Leaders

  • Randy Bush
  • Robert Cailliau
  • Ed Cain
  • Steve Casner
  • Charlie Catlett
  • Vint Cerf
  • Lyman Chapin
  • Noel Chiappa
  • Dave Clark
  • James Clark
  • Horst Clausen
  • Danny Cohen
  • Mike Corrigan
  • Dave Crocker
  • Steve Crocker
  • William Crowther
  • Yogen Dalal
  • Donald Davies
  • Frank Deignan
  • Hans Dodel
  • Les Earnest
  • Douglas Engelbart
  • Susan Estrada
  • Judy Estrin
  • Bob Fabry
  • Dave Farber
  • Jake Feinler
  • Jim Flanagan
  • Jim Forgie
  • Stan Fralick
  • Alexander Fraser
  • Martine Galland
  • Jim Garrett
  • Elise Gerich
  • Steve Goldstein
  • Al Gore
  • Steve Gronemeyer
  • Phill Gross
  • Susan Hares
  • Jack Haverty
  • Frank Heart
  • George Heilmeier
  • Charlie Herzfeld
  • Peter Higginson
  • Andrew Hinchley
  • Dan Hitchcock
  • Lee Holcomb
  • Estil Hoversten
  • Irwin Jacobs
  • Van Jacobson
  • Dennis Jennings
  • Bill Joy
  • Brewster Kahle
  • Bob Kahn
  • Mike Karels
  • Richard Karp
  • Steve Kent
  • Peter Kirstein
  • Leonard Kleinrock
  • John Klensin
  • Ron Kunzelman
  • Frank Kuo
  • Larry Landweber
  • Anthony Lauck
  • John Laws
  • Barry Leiner
  • Gerard LeLann
  • Luciano Lenzini
  • Sandy Lerner
  • JCR Licklider
  • Dick Liebhaber
  • Steve Lukasik
  • Yngvar Lundh
  • Dan Lynch
  • Patrice Lyons
  • Richard Mandelbaum
  • Jim Mathis
  • Alex McKenzie
  • Al McLaughlin
  • Milo Medin
  • Bob Metcalfe
  • Dave Mills
  • Paul Mockapetris
  • Jun Murai
  • Dan Murphy
  • Don Nielsen
  • Severo Ornstein
  • Craig Partridge
  • Radia Perlman
  • Bill Plummer
  • Ken Pogran
  • Jon Postel
  • Louis Pouzin
  • David Reed
  • Yakov Rehkter
  • Jacob Rekhter
  • Randy Rettberg
  • Joyce Reynolds
  • Glenn Ricart
  • Larry Roberts
  • Jeff Rulifson
  • Jerry Saltze
  • Roger Scantlebury
  • Bill Schrader
  • John Shoch
  • Dave Sincoskie
  • Larry Smarr
  • Paal Spilling
  • Adrian Stokes
  • Virginia Strazisar
  • Ted Strollo
  • CarlSunshine
  • Toru Takahashi
  • Bob Taylor
  • John Taylor
  • Ray Tomlinson
  • Al Vezza
  • Tony Villasenor
  • John Vittal
  • Paul Vixie
  • Dave Walden
  • Jack Waters
  • Richard Watson
  • Cliff Weinstein
  • Al Weis
  • Steve Wolff
  • Bill Wulf
  • Hubert Zimmerman