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Thomas J. Watson

Business (17-Feb-1874 — 19-Jun-1956)


Thomas Graham Belden; Marva Robins. The Lengthening Shadow: The Life of Thomas J. Watson. Little, Brown. 1962.

Kevin Maney. The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr., and the Making of IBM. New York: J. Wiley & Sons. 2003. 485pp.

William Rodgers. Think: A Biography of the Watsons and IBM. Stein and Day. 1969. 320pp.

Richard S. Tedlow. The Watson Dynasty: The Fiery Reign and Troubled Legacy of IBM's Founding Father and Son. New York: HarperBusiness. 2003. 340pp.

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.. Father Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond. New York, NY: Bantam Books. 1990.


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  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1182)

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.803)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.1874)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1536)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.1102)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.776)

  11. Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business (pp.340-42)

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