Watson, Thomas John, Jr. (01/08/1914-1993)

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  • Occupation: Business executive, diplomat
  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Committees/Roles: Member, Executive committee, 5/10/1972- ; Member, Investment Policy Committee, 1980-1990.


  • Watson, Thomas John, Jr
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • Board of Regents Investment Policy Committee


Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type





  • Watson resigned when he was appointed Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
  • Dictionary of American Diplomatic History. Second edition. By John E. Findling. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989; Who's Who in America. 38th edition, 1974-1975. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1974; Who's Who in America. 40th edition, 1978-1979. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1980; Who's Who in American Politics. Ninth edition, 1983-1984. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1983.
  • For letter of invitation to join Board, see S. Dillon Ripley to Thomas J. Watson, Jr., 12 August 1968, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Office of the Secretary, Records, Box 224, Folder: Smithsonian Associates/Magazine Project.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


Regent Tenure: 1967-1979


  • Executives
  • Diplomacy
  • Businessmen
  • Diplomats
  • Regents
  • Connecticut





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