Thomas J. Watson

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Birthday
17, 1874
Birthplace
Dayton, OH
Death Date
Jun 19, 1956 (82)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1874
Birthplace
Dayton, OH
Death Date
Jun 19, 1956 (82)

About

Turned International Business Machines (IBM) into a force with which to be reckoned while chairman and CEO from 1914 until 1956.

Before Fame

He worked as a bookkeeper and also helped out on the family farm.

Trivia

He was named one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century as well as the the greatest capitalist in history.

Family Life

He had four successful children with his wife Jeanette Kittredge.

Associated With

His son Thomas Jr. served as U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union while Jimmy Carter was President.