• Jan 1, 1925
    (b.) -
    May 13, 2011
    (d.)

Bio/Description

A U.S. computer businessman, he earned his MBA from Chicago Booth in 1949 and joined IBM as a sales representative and held various management posts through the 1950s. After coming up through the ranks he was elected President in 1974, then CEO and Chairman of the Management Committee in 1981. He served on the board of governors of United Way of America and a discussion he had with Mary Maxwell Gates while they were both serving on the board resulted in an IBM contract being placed with her son's company, Microsoft to create an operating system for IBM's first personal computer.
  • Date of Birth:

    Jan 1, 1925
  • Date of Death:

    May 13, 2011
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Responsible for obtaining a contract with Microsoft to create an operating system for IBM's first personal computer
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