William Hewlett Biography

William Hewlett

electronics entrepreneur
Born: 5/20/1913
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Mich.

electronics entrepreneur who, with David Packard, scraped together $538 in 1938 and started an electronics company in Palo Alto, Calif. The company, Hewlett Packard, flourished and became the country's second-largest computer maker. Hewlett and Packard are credited with establishing Silicon Valley.

Died: Portola Valley, Calif., 1/12/2001