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 for J. Random Hacker
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  J. Random Hacker
   /J rand'm hak?r/, n.
  
      [very common] A mythical figure like the Unknown Soldier; the archetypal
      hacker nerd. This term is one of the oldest in the jargon, apparently going
      back to MIT in the 1960s. See random, Suzie COBOL. This may originally
      have been inspired by ?J. Fred Muggs?, a show-biz chimpanzee whose name was
      a household word back in the early days of TMRC, and was probably
      influenced by ?J. Presper Eckert? (one of the co-inventors of the
      electronic computer). See also Fred Foobar.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  J. Random Hacker
  
      /J rand'm hak'r/ MIT jargon for a mythical figure;
     the archetypal hacker nerd.
  
     This may originally have been inspired by "J. Fred Muggs", a
     show-biz chimpanzee whose name was a household word back in
     the early days of TMRC, and was probably influenced by
     J. Presper Eckert (one of the co-inventors of the electronic
     computer).
  
     See random, Suzie COBOL.
  
     (1996-10-16)
  

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