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Thomas Watson (1515–1584) was a Catholic Bishop, notable among Catholics for his descriptions of the Protestant Reformation.

Thomas Watson (bishop of St Davids) English bishop of St Davids

Thomas Watson was an English Church of England Bishop of St. David's. A supporter of King James II, he opposed the Revolution of 1688 but was ultimately deprived of his ecclesiastical offices for the offence of simony and jailed for his failure to pay his legal costs. After his release, he reputedly died very rich.


Thomas Watson (1555–1592) was an English poet and translator, and the pioneer of the English madrigal. His lyrics aside, he wrote largely in Latin, being the first to translate Sophocles' Antigone from the Greek. His incorporation of Italianate forms into English lyric verse influenced a generation of English writers, including Shakespeare, who was referred to in 1595 by William Covell as "Watson's heyre" [heir]. He wrote both English and Latin compositions, and was particularly admired for the ones in Latin. His unusual 18-line sonnets were influential, although the form was not generally imitated.

Thomas Watson (Puritan) English nonconformist preacher and author

Thomas Watson was an English, Nonconformist, Puritan preacher and author.

Tom Watson is an entrepreneur and blogger.


Tom Watson (golfer) American golfer

Thomas Sturges Watson is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour Champions, formerly on the PGA Tour.

Thomas Watson, better known as Tommy Watson or Seaman Watson, was an English boxer who was British featherweight champion between 1932 and 1934.

Thomas "Tommy" Watson is a Scottish former professional association football player. He played for Peterborough United, Walsall and Gillingham between 1965 and 1972.


Thomas Watson, was an English silk spinner and Liberal Party politician.

Thomas E. Watson American politician, attorney, newspaper editor and writer

Thomas Edward "Tom" Watson was an American politician, attorney, newspaper editor and writer from Georgia. In the 1890s Watson championed poor farmers as a leader of the Populist Party, articulating an agrarian political viewpoint while attacking business, bankers, railroads, Democratic President Grover Cleveland, and the Democratic Party. He was the nominee for vice president with Democrat William Jennings Bryan in 1896 on the Populist ticket.

Thomas Philip "Phil" Watson was an American politician and minister of the Church of Christ.


Thomas A. Watson assistant to Alexander Graham Bell

Thomas A Augustus Watson was an assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, notably in the invention of the telephone in 1876. He is best known because, as the recipient of the first telephone call – although coming from just the next room – his name became the first words ever said over the phone. "Mr. Watson – Come here – I want to see you," Bell said when first using the new invention, according to Bell's laboratory notebook. There is some dispute about the actual words used, as Thomas Watson, in his own voice, remembered it as "Mr. Watson – Come here – I want you," in a film made for Bell Labs in 1931 which is referenced below in "The Engines of our Ingenuity."


Thomas J. Watson American businessman

Thomas John Watson Sr. was an American businessman. He served as the chairman and CEO of International Business Machines (IBM). He oversaw the company's growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956. Watson developed IBM's management style and corporate culture from John Henry Patterson's training at NCR. He turned the company into a highly-effective selling organization, based largely on punched card tabulating machines. A leading self-made industrialist, he was one of the richest men of his time and was called the world's greatest salesman when he died in 1956.

Thomas Watson is a co-founder and former Vice Chairman of the Omnicom Group, Inc. and consults for Omnicom on management education and leadership development as Dean Emeritus of Omnicom University, Residency and Diversity programs.



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