William Hewlett 2001 Deaths

William Hewlett

Age: 87

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., Jan. 12, 2001

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