Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson

Campbell, Steuben County, New York, USA
Death 19 Jun 1956 (aged 82)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 1077 · View Source
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Chairman of IBM. became General Manager in 1914 and President in 1915 of the CTR Company, which later changed its name to IBM, and rescued it from near extinction. He was famous for making his salespeople at IBM attend sing-a-longs. In 1937, Watson received the Eagle with Star medal from the German Nazi regime for helping with tabulating census data. After the outbreak of World War II, Watson returned the medal. He is known for his 1943 statement: "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

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