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consultant , computer engineering company executive

Harold Wilbur Lawson, American computer engineering company executive, consultant. Recipient Best Paper award Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Association Computing Machinery, Houston, 1975.


Lawson, Harold Wilbur was born on December 13, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold and Thelma Catherine (Bushey) Lawson.


Bachelor of Science, Temple University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Technology University, Stockholm, 1983.


Programmer Remington Rand Univac, Philadelphia, 1959-1961. Manager advanced technical International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, New York City, 1961-1967. Professor computer science Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1967-1972.

Director programming research Standard Computer Corporation, Costa Mesa, California, 1969-1970. Professor computer science Linkoping (Sweden) University, 1973-1988. Chief Executive Officer Lawson Konsult AB, Lidingö, Sweden, since 1988.

Guest professor University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 1984, Polytechnic Barcelona, Spain, 1975-1976, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, 1984, University California, Irvine, 1969-1970. Professor computer science International Business Machines Corporation Belgium, Free University Brussels, Belgium National Science Foundation, Brussels, 1982. Chairman advisory board electrical and computers, Incentive AB, Stockholm, 1981-1986.

Head Swedish delegate International Standards Organisation/International Electrotech. Commission Joint Technology Com.1 Subcom.7 Working Group7, since 1996. Director Link Technology, Stockholm, since 1997.


Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Distinguished Visitor 1991, Computer Pioneer award 2000), Association Computing Machinery (distinguished lecturer 1969-1971, since 1998). Member International Council on Systems Engineering.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, gardening, skiing.


Married Clara Eleanor Rex, November, 1959. 1 child, Catherine Louise. Married Annika Margareta Johansson, April, 1987.

Children: Per Adrian Julius, Jasmine Maria Rebecca.

Harold Lawson

Thelma Catherine (Bushey) Lawson

Clara Eleanor Rex

Annika Margareta Johansson

Catherine Louise Lawson

Per Adrian Julius Lawson

Jasmine Maria Rebecca Lawson