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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.Born: 14-Jan-1914
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Died: 31-Dec-1993
Location of death: Greenwich, CT
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of IBM, 1956-71

Military service: US Army Air Corps (pilot, WWII, 1940-45)

Father: Thomas J. Watson (founder of IBM, b. 1874, d. 1956)
Mother: Jeanette M. Kittredge
Sister: Jane (m. John N. Irwin II)
Sister: Helen
Brother: Arthur K. Watson (President, IBM World Trade Corporation, d. 1974)
Wife: Olive Cawley (m. 1941)
Daughter: Olive F. Watson

    University: BA, Brown University (1937)

    IBM CEO (1956-71)
    IBM President (1952-56)
    IBM EVP (1949-52)
    IBM VP (1946-49)
    Member of the Board of IBM (-1984; as Chairman, 1961-71)
    IBM Salesman (1937-40)
    US Ambassador to the USSR (1979-81)
    Heart Attack (1970)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Pilgrims Society
    Watson Institute Founder (1981)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964)
    Silver Buffalo (1955)
    Risk Factors: Depression, Dyslexia

Author of books:
A Business and its Beliefs: The Ideas That Helped Build IBM (1963)
Father, Son, and Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond (1990, memoir)


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