Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

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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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BLACK Country MP Tom Watson has defended his decision to accept donations of PS540,000 from former F1 boss Max Mosley, following claims Mr Mosley published a leaflet stating nonwhite immigrants spread disease.
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Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson and David Davis, before he was Brexit Secretary, had argued against security services accessing web and phone records when there was no suspicion of wrongdoing and without proper oversight.
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