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TLS: "Thos J Watson", ¼p, 7¼x10½. New York, 1936 August 10. On his personal letterhead to Mrs. J.P. Newell, Portland, Oregon.

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Reg. $450.00

Condition: Slightly creased
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THOMAS J. WATSON, SR. TLS: "Thos J Watson", ¼p, 7¼x10½. New York, 1936 August 10. On his personal letterhead to Mrs. J.P. Newell, Portland, Oregon. In full: "With reference to your letter of July 13th requesting my autograph, I am glad to accede to your request by this acknowledgement. Thanking you for your interest, and with best wishes, I am, Sincerely yours." American industrialist and philanthropist Thomas John Watson, Sr. (1874-1956) is best known as the founder of the International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), which grew from the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, of which Watson had become President in 1914. The company was renamed IBM in 1924, and Watson became its Chairman in 1949. Watson had previously risen from clerk to sales executive with the National Cash Register Co. (1898-1913). In the early 1950s, Watson, on the advice of his son, Thomas, Jr. (1914-1993), who had joined IBM in 1937, invested heavily in research and expanded the firm's line to include electronic computers. By the time of Watson's death in 1956, IBM had assets of $600 million and marketed its products in 82 countries. Thomas, Jr., who served as President of the firm from 1952-1961, was later company Chairman (1961-1971) and Chairman of the Executive Board (1972-1979). Slightly creased. Fine condition.

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