Thomas J. Watson

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Thomas J. Watson
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Born
Thomas John Watson

(1874-02-17)February 17, 1874
DiedJune 19, 1956(1956-06-19) (aged 82)
OccupationChairman and CEO of IBM 1914–1956
Spouse(s)
Jeanette M. Kittredge (1883–1966)
(m. 1913; his death 1956)
Children4, including Thomas Watson Jr. and Arthur K. Watson

Thomas John Watson Sr. (February 17, 1874 – June 19, 1956) was an American businessman. He was the first chairman and CEO of IBM from 1914 to 1956. He has been known to be called one of the greatest salesmen when he died and turned IBM into a successful company at the time.