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William Reddington Hewlett
Birth: May 20, 1913
Ann Arbor
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 2001
Los Gatos
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Co-founder with David Packard of the Hewlett-Packard Company. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and moved to San Francisco at the age of three. William graduated from Lowell High School and received a bachelor's degree in 1934 from Stanford University. In 1935 he earned a MS degree in EECS from MIT and in 1939 the degree of Electrical Engineer from Stanford. He met David Packard while an undergrad at Stanford and together they formed HP on January 1, 1939. Famously begun out of a garage with $538 in what would eventually be termed Silicon Valley, the company would go on to be respected world-wide. The companies first product was an audio oscillator used for testing sound equipment. The company's first famous customer was the Disney company who purchased a number of HP oscillators in 1940 for use with the movie Fantasia. He served in World War II, heading the electronics section of the New Development Division of the War Department Special Staff. William served as President of HP from 1964 to 1977 and as CEO from 1968 to 1978. In 1966 he and his wife formed the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (bio by: Tom Rose) 
 
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  Flora Lamson Hewlett (1914 - 1977)*
  Rosemary Kopmeier Hewlett (1919 - 2010)*
 
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Burial:
Los Gatos Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Tom Rose
Record added: Aug 05, 2006
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014
Thank you....written on my HP Pavilion
- guilt.grace.gratitude
 Added: Jul. 28, 2014
Happy 101st Birthday
- David Wend
 Added: May. 20, 2014
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