William Redington Hewlett

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Birthday
20, 1913
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jan 12, 2001 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1913
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jan 12, 2001 (87)

About

One of the founders of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) alongside David Packard. They founded the company in 1939, incorporated it in 1947, and went public with an initial public offering in 1957.

Before Fame

He earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Trivia

The decision of whose name would go first in the company name was decided by a coin flip.

Family Life

He was married to Flora Lamson Hewlett from 1939 until 1977 when she passed away. He then married Rosemary Bradford Hewlett.

Associated With

Steve Jobs reached out to him when Jobs was young.