Thomas Watson, Jr.
Name: Thomas John Watson, Jr.
Born: January 14, 1914, in Dayton, Ohio USA
Death: December 31, 1993 (Age: 79)
- American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist.
- 2nd president of IBM (1952–1971).
Honors and awards
- TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century (1998).
- Called "the greatest capitalist in history" by Fortune Magazine (1987).
- Inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame (1976).
- Vermilye Medal (1967).
- Presidential Medal of Freedom by Lyndon B. Johnson (1964).
"My father and I had terrible fights. He seemed like a blanket that covered everything. I really wanted to beat him but also make him proud of me."