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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The keynote speakers were Deputy Opposition Leader of the British Parliament, Tom Watson, MP, leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Ward, MP Liam Byrne, MP Shabana Mahmood, MEP Phil Bennion, Councillors Waseem Zafar, Ranjit Singh, Robert Alden, Sharon Thompson, Muhammad Yaseen, Councillor Zaker Choudhry, President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, Fahim Kayani, and others.
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LEN McCluskey launched a foul-mouthed tirade against Labour deputy leader Tom Watson yesterday as the party's anti-Semitism row intensified.
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