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Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

A salesman who served as president of IBM from 1914 to 1956. He began by selling organs and pianos to farmers in New York in the 1890s. He became interested in selling for technology companies when he purchased a cash register for his butcher shop. As head of IBM, he cornered 90% of the market for tabulating machines in the United States. During his tenure, IBM also began research into what became analog computers. He lived from 1874 to 1956.
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LABOUR deputy leader Tom Watson has sought to calm fears among the party's MPs that they are being targeted by hard left supporters of Jeremy Corbyn.
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Tom Watson claimed party chiefs were guilty of a "huge injustice" by calling in police over allegations the union - and biggest party donor - tried to rig the process.
A lot of people, myself included, were surprised when Tom Watson was appointed.
BERNARD GALLACHER, who was Europe's captain when Tom Watson led America to victory at The Belfry in 1993 "IT is a surprise.