Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. He served in the Defense Department during the Vietnam War, but found public service trying. Although his relationship with employees was generally warm, Packard could be an intimidating presence. This funding will allow I Tatti to significantly increase the publication frequency of the I Tatti Renaissance Library (ITRL) over the next few years. ", "Those of you who knew my father will understand why we chose this picture," his son said. Packard also made his mark in politics, serving three years as deputy secretary of defense under President Richard Nixon. Wij, Yahoo, maken deel uit van de Yahoo-merkenfamilie. A public memorial service will be held today, March 29, at Stanford Memorial Church at 3 p.m. Packard was world renowned for the immensely successful electronics company that he and friend Bill Hewlett started in a Palo Alto garage, and for his business philosophy of treating employees with trust and respect. It was at Stanford that he first met Mr. Hewlett, now 82. In a 1989 interview with Ward Winslow, former managing editor of the Peninsula Times Tribune, Packard explained his response: "I said, 'I think you're absolutely wrong. In addition to the foundation, Packard also personally donated $55 million to start the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which his daughter Julie Packard directs, and $40 million toward the construction of the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, which opened in 1991. When they incorporated in 1947, Mr. Packard became president. Their first success was an audio oscillator device to test sound equipment. The company grew quickly, becoming a leading supplier of electronic instruments and test equipment. Survivors include four children, Nancy Ann, Susan, Julie and David Woodley Packard. Thousands of new Eichler tracts were springing up in the orchard land south of Oregon Avenue, where many industrial park workers lived. An avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, Mr. Packard would often operate the bulldozer himself for construction or clearing operations on ranches he owned with Mr. Hewlett in California and Idaho. The electronics industry exploded in the late '50s and '60s and the home-grown firm eventually became Silicon Valley's largest company, today employing 105,000 people worldwide, 16,000 of those in Silicon Valley. Hewlett-Packard's first product was an audio oscillator to test sound equipment, based on a design Hewlett developed while he was a Stanford graduate student. Packard's partner and good friend Bill Hewlett sat in the front pew, after being helped from a wheelchair to his seat. In the strike-shortened season of 1982, Woodley handled the lion's share of the time at quarterback en route to Miami winning the American Football Conference title. He served on the board of directors of Stanford University and of several corporations, including the Boeing Company, Caterpillar Tractor, the Chevron Corporation and Genentech Inc. Born in Pueblo, Colo., Mr. Packard attended Stanford University, where he received his bachelor's degree and his master's degree in electrical engineering. Born in 1912 in Pueblo, Colo., to a lawyer and a high school teacher, Packard decided in grade school that he wanted to be an engineer--even though his father had hoped he would follow in his footsteps and study law. "Every president since Nixon relied on his advice and counsel," Fazzino said, alluding to the many federal commissions, committees and councils Packard served on. Through the foundation, Packard also donated $70 million for the state-of-the-art Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Nevertheless, he was reluctant to define it, said Karen Lewis, HPs librarian who worked with Packard on his 1995 autobiography, The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company., Its a spirit of enthusiasm and teamwork, Lewis said. Fazzino said. Packard took the proffered piece of metal, twisted it until it broke, threw it on the factory floor, then walked away without a word. 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His contributions to Stanford have touched nearly every part of our academic endeavor, nourishing and replenishing us year after year, Casper said. ", His other secret, Shultz said, was he was always trying to learn, always asking how things worked. But, his son said, when pressed on the subject, he gave a "grunt," which son David took to mean it would be grudgingly tolerated. [4] He was a three-year starter and all-state quarterback for Byrd High School in Shreveport and graduated in 1976. About 85 percent of its assets are in shares of Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies, a scientific instrument maker spun off from Hewlett in 1999. Although he was one of the richest men in America, with a fortune estimated at $2 billion, Mr. Packard lived modestly. In 1989, on HPs 50th anniversary, the clapboard garage of the modest two-story house Packard and his wife rented (with an apartment for then-bachelor Bill Hewlett), the building in which the two engineers began working on their inventions to order, became a California historical landmark. He had been semi-retired throughout the 1980's, but returned in 1991, when the company fell into a financial slump. It was a match that clicked -- Packard had the management skills and Hewlett concentrated on the engineering side. He leads by example.". Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information, Low wages, short hours drive many fast-food workers into homelessness, First Republic: Cheap, interest-only jumbo mortgages to Silicon Valleys elite fueled the banks failure, SpaceX used wildlife preserve as dumping ground for space waste, lawsuit alleges, This Barbie is a Hollywood legend: Mattel debuts elegant Anna May Wong doll. The spotlight bled him. This is a digitized version of an article from The Timess print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. The foundation contributed $5.4 million to school music programs in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties from 1982-93. Packard also helped recruit Dr. Henry M. Gunn, an experienced education administrator who helped guide the district to its strong reputation. There is time, because the shareholder vote will not come until late February at the earliest, the company says, awaiting antitrust reviews in the United States and Europe. "But I could never call him that to his face. July 29, 1999 Last year, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation vaulted into the top tier of the nations wealthiest foundations. . He had been in intensive care since March 16. WebView David R Packard results including current phone number, address, relatives, background check report, and property record with Whitepages. Its decision could decide the fate of the merger, the computer industry's biggest; of the company regarded as the wellspring of Silicon Valley, founded in 1938 in a garage in Palo Alto by a pair of enterprising young engineers, William Hewlett and David Packard; and, perhaps, of Carleton S. Fiorina, the chief executive of the company and the leading proponent of the merger. A plaque marks the Addison Avenue spot as a state historic landmark and the birthplace of Silicon Valley. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. "To those of us who knew him, he will always be 'Dave,'" Hewlett said on Tuesday. Wife is Lucile Packard Family Died March 26, 1996 Stanford, California. The critique in the Friedman Fleischer document has two central points. It was very difficult for me. Guests were handed printed programs, with a sepia-toned photograph of David Packard looking back as he drives a tractor on his ranch. David is related to Pamela Packard and Woodley Packard as well as 3 additional people. WebDavid Packard (/ p k r d / PAK-rd; September 7, 1912 March 26, 1996) was an American electrical engineer and co-founder, with Bill Hewlett, of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (194764), CEO (196468), and chairman of the board (196468, 197293) of HP. Her brother, David, now 61, was a classics scholar at Harvard in the 1960's, but he found himself attracted to a niche known as computational linguistics. WebDavid Woodley Packard is Chairman/President at Packard Humanities Institute. He was 83. But Packard didn't always follow party lines: He endorsed and mentored state Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, a liberal Democrat who represents Silicon Valley. When Packard retired as company chairman 54 years later, the firm was the world's second-largest manufacturer of computer equipment, behind IBM. Our idea was if you couldn't find a job, you'd make one for yourself.". The foundation at the end of 1995 had assets of $2.3 billion and had granted a total of $460 million, including $116 million last year. Despite starting the game well with a 76-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Cefalo, Woodley and the entire offense then struggled, with no completions in eight attempts in the second half. Far removed from the Depression-era commercial ambitions of their fathers, they made their choices about their education and career paths mainly in the 1960's and early 1970's. He declared his opposition to the merger on Nov. 6, after the four-member stock committee of his family foundation and an investment advisory firm both concluded that the Compaq deal would be bad for Hewlett-Packard shareholders. And, of course, HP's leaders encouraged public service by setting the example. When he left Washington after resigning as deputy secretary of defense, he gave $2.2 million in stock to the Wolf Trap Foundation. ", Packard also mentored Palo Alto resident Peter Giles, the first president of the manufacturing group. ", Upon retiring in 1993, Packard said, "I think you get the most satisfaction in trying to do something useful. But Mr. Packard also made it famous for a management philosophy called the "HP Way," essentially a formula for unleashing employees' creativity. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in 1934, he took his first job, with General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. He is survived by four children, David Woodley Packard, Nancy Ann Packard Burnett, Susan Packard Orr In recent years, the company has become the dominant producer of laser printers which, in turn, has enabled it to build a strong position in the consumer personal computer market. . He was instrumental in making sure the district built enough schools--one to three new ones every year in the 1950s--to keep up with the baby boom. This week, before the vote, Hewlett-Packard's management and its adviser, McKinsey & Company, are to meet with members of the foundation board. "After leading the company for over 50 years, Dave's death is a loss to the company and to the country that he loved so well," said his partner William Hewlett, who visited him every day in the hospital.