Thomas Watson, Jr.

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Thomas Watson, Jr.Name: Thomas John Watson, Jr.

Born: January 14, 1914 in Dayton, Ohio USA

Death: December 31, 1993 (Age: 79)

Computer related contributions

  • 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)

Quotes

"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."

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