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Packard, David

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen, Founder


1912 - David Packard, born on the 7th of September in Pueblo, Colorado. He was a cofounder of Hewlett-Packard.

1934 - He received his B.A. from Stanford University.

1938 - He returned from New York to Stanford.

1939 - He received a master's in electrical engineering and he married Lucile Salter with whom he had four children: David, Nancy, Susan, and Julie.

       - He and William Hewlett established their firm in his garage with an initial capital investment of $538.

1947 - 1964 - Served as Hewlett-Packard's president.

1964 - 1968 - Served as chief executive officer.

1964 - The couple founded the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

1969 - President Richard M. Nixon appointed him U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense under Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird.

1972 - 1993 - Served as chairman of the board.

1982 - For his philanthropic efforts, he was awarded the United States Military Academy's Sylvanus Thayer Award.

1987 - Gave $13 million to create the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the Packard Foundation has since provided about 90% of the institute's operating budget.

1991 - They donated $40 million towards building what became the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University; the new hospital opened in June.

1996 - Died on the 26th of March in Stanford, California.


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