Office supply industry pioneer best known for founding Staples Inc. He was also a major supporter of Mitt Romney from the outset of Romney's political career.
He graduated with a B.S. in Physical Science from Harvard in 1971.
He was a noted philanthropist, giving money to a variety of education-related causes.
His father was a restauranteur and lawyer.
He spoke in support of the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention.