David Packard

1912 - 1996

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David Packard ( PAK-ərd; September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was an American electrical engineer and co-founder, with Bill Hewlett, of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–64), CEO (1964–68), and chairman of the board (1964–68, 1972–93) of HP. He served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1969 to 1971 during the Nixon administration. Packard served as president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) from 1976 to 1981 and chairman of its board of regents from 1973 to 1982. He was a member of the Trilateral Commission. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Packard has received more than 1,073,332 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). David Packard is the 246th most popular businessperson (down from 242nd in 2019), the 2,667th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,712th in 2019) and the 77th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, David Packard ranks 246 out of 847Before him are Bill Hewlett, Meyer Guggenheim, Henry Flagler, Kirk Kerkorian, Edsel Ford, and Umberto Agnelli. After him are John Warnock, Eric Schmidt, Giulia Tofana, Dhirubhai Ambani, Félicien Kabuga, and Francesco Baracca.

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Among people born in 1912, David Packard ranks 118Before him are Yaroslav Stetsko, Barbara W. Tuchman, Kaneto Shindo, Aymoré Moreira, Martin Schwarzschild, and Nancy Wake. After him are Joachim Schepke, Maria Montez, Richard Brooks, Marta Eggerth, Thorbjørn Egner, and Võ Chí Công. Among people deceased in 1996, David Packard ranks 91Before him are Dondinho, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Amos Tversky, Ben Johnson, and Lew Ayres. After him are Lo Wei, Infanta María Cristina of Spain, Jo Van Fleet, Jack Churchill, Don Simpson, and Greer Garson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Packard ranks 2,667 out of 20,380Before him are Edsel Ford (1893), Larry Sanger (1968), Téa Leoni (1966), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Eddie Fisher (1928), and Lorenzo Lamas (1958). After him are Chad Smith (1961), Asher Brown Durand (1796), Victor Mature (1913), Tracy Morgan (1968), Robert Davi (1953), and John Warnock (1940).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, David Packard ranks 77Before him are John C. Bogle (1929), Mike Markkula (1942), Bill Hewlett (1913), Henry Flagler (1830), Kirk Kerkorian (1917), and Edsel Ford (1893). After him are John Warnock (1940), Eric Schmidt (1955), Howard Schultz (1953), Rex Tillerson (1952), Charles Koch (1935), and King C. Gillette (1855).