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Thomas J. Watson

Businessman Thomas J. Watson

Profession: Businessman

United States of America

Biography: The chairman and CEO of IBM from 1914 until his death in 1956, he directly oversaw the company's rapid growth into a major force behind the development of electronics.

He was one of the richest men in America at the time of his death in 1956.

Born: February 17, 1874
Birthplace: Campbell, New York, USA
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: June 19, 1956 (aged 82)

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  • 1924-02-14 Thomas J. Watson renames the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) as International Business Machines (IBM)

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