In 1912, David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, was born.
With Bill Hewlett, David Packard was co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Company.
HP’s first product was a resistance-capacitance audio oscillator based on a design developed by Hewlett when he was in graduate school. Packard left the company in 1969 to become U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense in the first Nixon administration. He resigned in 1917 and returned as Chairman of the Board of Hewlett-Packard. David Packard died on March 26, 1996.