Thomas A. Watson

Businessperson, Author

1854 – 1934

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Who was Thomas A. Watson?

Thomas Augustus Watson was an assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, notably in the invention of the telephone in 1876. He is best known because his name was one of the first words spoken over the telephone. "Mr. Watson - Come here - I want to see you." were the first words Bell said 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."

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Born
Jan 18, 1854
Salem
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Salem
Died
Dec 13, 1934

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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