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 608,626 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). David Packard is the 168th most popular businessperson (up from 178th in 2019), the 2,128th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,264th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, David Packard ranks 168 out of 604. Before him are Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Carl Laemmle, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Maurice de Hirsch, Larry Silverstein, and Axel Springer. After him are Shin Kyuk-ho, Evangelos Zappas, Thomas Lipton, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Tomáš Baťa, and Henry J. Heinz.

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Among people born in 1912, David Packard ranks 92Before him are Perry Como, Nereo Rocco, Rihei Sano, Petar Stambolić, Roy Sullivan, and Axel Springer. After him are Jean Améry, Fritz Fischer, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Philibert Tsiranana, Samuel Fuller, and Gordon Gollob. Among people deceased in 1996, David Packard ranks 78Before him are Albert R. Broccoli, Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este, Spiro Agnew, Michel Debré, María Casares, and Haing S. Ngor. After him are Pavel Sudoplatov, Gerry Mulligan, Zeki Müren, Stavros Niarchos, Mary Leakey, and Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Packard ranks 2,128 out of 15,968. Before him are Sterling Hayden (1916), Philly Joe Jones (1923), Leland H. Hartwell (1939), Lizzie Borden (1860), King Oliver (1881), and Charles W. Morris (1903). After him are Bruce Nauman (1941), Cannonball Adderley (1928), Jack Johnson (1878), Jennifer Lawrence (1990), Bill Tilden (1893), and Don Rickles (1926).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, David Packard ranks 59Before him are Thomas J. Watson (1874), Roger Ailes (1940), Sheldon Adelson (1933), Jack Daniel (1850), John DeLorean (1925), and Larry Silverstein (1931). After him are Henry J. Heinz (1844), Chris Gardner (1954), George Gallup (1901), King C. Gillette (1855), Steve Fossett (1944), and Malcolm Glazer (1928).