THOMAS J. WATSON
(1874-1956)

Native of East Campbell; educated at Addison Academy; salesman at Bronson Hardware, Painted Post; founded International Business Machines Corp. (IBM); Pres. Int'l Chamber of Commerce 1937-9; Int'l Commissioner, Boy Scouts; V.P. Metropolitan Museum of Art; trustee Metropolitan Opera; received Medal of Merit for contribution to W.W. II effort; left Watson Homestead as memorial to parents.