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Thomas Vincent Learson (September 26, 1912 – November 4, 1996) was IBM's chairman and chief executive officer from June 1971 through January 1973. He was succeeded by Frank Cary. Both the previous chairman Thomas Watson, Jr.
Thomas Watson, Jr.
and senior project manager Fred Brooks regarded Learson as the driving force behind the System/360
System/360
project, which was huge and risky but whose success ensured IBM's dominance of the mainframe computer market.[1] He was born in Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts, son of Richard J. Learson and Katharine E. (Goode) Learson. He graduated from Boston Latin School in 1931, then majored in mathematics at Harvard University, graduating in 1935. From 1975 to 1977 he was Ambassador at Large for Law of the Sea Matters and Special
Special
Representative of the President for the Law of the Sea Conference, and Chief of Delegation. He died at age 84 and is buried with his wife Gladys at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Hawthorne, New York. References[edit]

^ Lohr, S. (November 6, 1996). "T. Vincent Learson, 84, I.B.M. Chief, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 

External links[edit]

IBM
IBM
biography of Learson "Politicians in Miscellaneous Occupations in Massachusetts", at the Political Graveyard.

Business positions

Preceded by Thomas J. Watson, Jr. CEOs of IBM 1971-1973 Succeeded by Frank T. Cary

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History

History of IBM Mergers and acquisitions Think (motto) Operating Systems

Products

Cell microprocessor Mainframe Personal Computer IBM
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Power Systems Information Management Software Lotus Software Rational Software SPSS ILOG Tivoli Software: Service Automation Manager WebSphere alphaWorks Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History Mashup Center PureQuery Redbooks FlashSystem Fortran Connections

Business entities

Center for The Business of Government Cloud computing Global Services International subsidiaries jStart Kenexa Research The Weather Company
The Weather Company
(Weather Underground)

Facilities

Towers

1250 René-Lévesque, Montreal, QC One Atlantic Center, Atlanta, GA

Software Labs

Rome Software Lab Toronto Software Lab

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Buildings

330 North Wabash, Chicago, IL Johannesburg Seattle

Research Labs

Africa Almaden Austin Laboratory Australia Brazil China Laboratory Haifa Laboratory India Laboratory Ireland Thomas J. Watson
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Center, New York Tokyo Zurich Laboratory

Facilities

Hakozaki Facility Yamato Facility

Cambridge Scientific Center IBM
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Hursley Canada Head Office Building IBM
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Rochester Somers Office Complex

Initiatives

Academy of Technology Centers for Advanced Studies: CASCON Deep Thunder IBM
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Fellow Pulse conference The Great Mind Challenge DeveloperWorks: Develothon Linux Technology Center IBM
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Virtual Universe Community Smarter Planet World Community Grid

Inventions

Automated teller machine Electronic keypunch Hard disk drive Floppy disk DRAM Relational model Selectric typewriter Financial swaps Universal Product Code Magnetic stripe card Sabre airline reservation system Scanning tunneling microscope

Terminology

Globally Integrated Enterprise Commercial Processing Workload Consumability e-business

CEOs

Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J. Watson
(1914–1956) Thomas Watson Jr.
Thomas Watson Jr.
(1956–1971) T. Vincent Learson
T. Vincent Learson
(1971–1973) Frank T. Cary (1973–1981) John R. Opel (1981–1985) John Fellows Akers (1985–1993) Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
(1993–2002) Samuel J. Palmisano
Samuel J. Palmisano
(2002–2011) Ginni Rometty
Ginni Rometty
(2012–present)

Board of directors

Alain Belda William R. Brody Kenneth Chenault Michael L. Eskew David Farr Shirley Ann Jackson Andrew N. Liveris James McNerney James W. Owens Samuel J. Palmisano Virginia M. Rometty Joan E. Spero Sidney Taurel Lorenzo Zambrano

Other

A Boy and His Atom Common Public License/ IBM
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Public License Customer engineer Deep Blue Deep Thought Dynamic infrastructure GUIDE International IBM
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and the Holocaust IBM
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international chess tournament Lucifer cipher Mathematica IBM
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Plex SHARE computing ScicomP Watson Quantum Experience

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