The Info List - T. Vincent Learson

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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
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
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]

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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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

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