David Packard

1912 - 1996

David Packard

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 565,964 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 176th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, David Packard ranks 178 out of 481Before him are Charles Koch, Bill Hewlett, Al-Waleed bin Talal, Walter Chrysler, Ludvig Nobel, and Vincenzo Lancia. After him are Jamsetji Tata, Fusajiro Yamauchi, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Rex Tillerson, Pavel Tretyakov, and Sergio Marchionne.

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Among people born in 1912, David Packard ranks 100Before him are Joachim Schepke, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Richard Brooks, Roy Sullivan, Marta Eggerth, and Edmond Jabès. After him are Fritz Fischer, Maria Montez, Gil Evans, Barbara Hutton, Igor Markevitch, and Aymoré Moreira. Among people deceased in 1996, David Packard ranks 84Before him are Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Spiro Agnew, María Casares, Karl Rappan, Pavel Sudoplatov, and Albert R. Broccoli. After him are Leo Joseph Suenens, Ben Johnson, Antonín Mrkos, Christopher Robin Milne, Jack Churchill, and Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Packard ranks 2,264 out of 12,171Before him are Albert R. Broccoli (1909), J. Walter Christie (1865), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), George Kelly (1905), Lew Wallace (1827), and Lindsay Lohan (1986). After him are Lon Chaney (1883), Dean Cain (1966), Carl Wieman (1951), Andie MacDowell (1958), Lee Grant (1927), and Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, David Packard ranks 59Before him are Robert Monroe (1915), King C. Gillette (1855), Katharine Graham (1917), Charles Koch (1935), Bill Hewlett (1913), and Walter Chrysler (1875). After him are Chris Gardner (1954), Steve Fossett (1944), Kirk Kerkorian (1917), Larry Silverstein (1931), Paul Castellano (1915), and David Koch (1940).

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