George Davidsohn

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George Davidsohn (born January 20, 1936 in Montevideo, died October 16, 2015 in New York City) was the founder of Davidsohn Computer Services / BTSI and Davidsohn Global Technologies.

Early life and career[edit]

Davidsohn was born in Montevideo to a Jewish family originating from Transylvania; when he was ten, the family moved to New York City where his father worked as a diplomatic consul. At 14, Davidsohn started his career on Wall Street as an IBM punched-card clerk, while attending high school at night.[1] He attended Brooklyn College and the New York Institute of Finance.

George Davidsohn & Son, Inc.[edit]

In 1956, Davidsohn left Dean Witter and founded Davidsohn Computer Services.

In 1973, Davidsohn himself left Control Data and formed The Davidsohn Group, a subsidiary of George Davidsohn & Son, Inc. As of January 2009, George Davidsohn & Son, Inc. is now Davidsohn Global Technologies and his son, Joseph has taken over as President and CEO.[2]

Personal life[edit]

George Davidsohn attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and took part in several Off-Broadway productions. He was also an avid baseball fan and had a tryout, as a shortstop, for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He and his wife, Denise, had 6 children.


  1. ^ "A Few Words With...The Davidsohn Group's George Davidsohn". Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  2. ^ "George Davidsohn - Founder and Chairman". Davidsohn Global Technologies. Retrieved 2009-09-07.