David Packard,Founder of Hewlett-Packard

David Packard,

David Packard (born 7 September 1912 - died March 26, 1996 at age 83 years) is one of the founders of Hewlett-Packard. He was born in Pueblo, Coloradi, received a bachelor's degree from Stanford universities in 1934. After that he worked at General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
In 1934, he returned from New York to Stanford, where he earned a master's degree in electrical engineering in the next year. In the same year he married Lucile Salter, who then gave him 4 otang children, David, Nancy, Susan, and Julie. Lucile Salter died in 1987.


In 1939, he and William Hewlett founded the Hewlett Packard in his garage with initial capital of 538 U.S. dollars. The company, which later proved that the Packard and Hewlett skilled managers who bring a variety of technological innovations, developed into a manufacturer of electrical test equipment and measuring instruments in the world. The company later also became a major manufacturer of calculators, computers, and laser print engine and ink. Packard HP recounts in his book the way that the name is determined by a Hewlett Packard HP instead of the coin toss to PH.
Packard served as President of Hewlett-Packard from 1947 to 1964, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1964 to 1968, and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1972 until 1993. By the time he died in 1996, Packard ownership in the company reaching more than 1 billion U.S. dollars.

Political career

When taking office in 1969, President Richard Nixon appointed Packard U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense under Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird. Packard served until 1971, when later he resigned and returned the following year served as chairman of the board of directors of HP. In the 70s and 80s Packard is the principal adviser to the White House in defense procurement and management.


From the early 80s until his death in 1996, Packard dedicated most of his time and money on philanthropic projects. Starting from their children Nancy and Julie, in 1978 David and Lucile Packard Foundation created the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The couple donated 55 million U.S. Dollars to build a new aquarium, which opened in 1984 by executive director Julie Packard. In 1987, Packard donated 13 million dollars to establish the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the Packard Foundation Sejas then provide 90% of the budget operacional institute. Upon his generosity, he was awarded the United States Military Academy's Sylvanus Thayer Award in 1982 In 1964, the couple founded the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. In 1986 they donated 40 million U.S. Dollars to build a children's hospital that later became known as Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. Hospital was opened in 1991.
At the time of his death, he gave about 4 billion U.S. dollars at the Packard Foundation property includes valuable in Los Altos Hill. These three Packard daughters sit in the board of the foundation trustees.


On December 6, 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger put the family name Packard in the museum The California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts. As a leading figure in California. The museum was established the Governor's wife Maria Shriver to honor Californians who dared to dream, and become role models in inspiring a new generation to think, create, influence, and create. "The name of David Packard also has a oil tanker in her name, which was built in 1977, which operated for Chevron, has a capacity of 406 592 dead weight tons, and registered under the Bahamas flag.

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