Thomas J. Watson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union

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Thomas John Watson, Jr.

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Birthplace: Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States
Death: December 31, 1993 (79)
at home, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States (stroke)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas J. Watson, Sr. and Jeanette Mary Watson
Husband of Olive Field Watson
Father of Private
Brother of Private; Arthur K. Watson, U.S. Ambassador to France and Private

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About Thomas J. Watson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union

Thomas John Watson, Jr. was an American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist. He was the 2nd president of IBM (1952-1971), the 11th national president of the Boy Scouts of America (1964-1968), and the 16th United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1979-1981). He received many honors during his lifetime, including being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. Watson was called "the greatest capitalist in history" and one of "100 most influential people of the 20th century".

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union's Timeline

1914
January 14, 1914
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States
1993
December 31, 1993
Age 79
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States