William R. Hewlett (May 20, 1913 - January 12, 2001) was the cofounder, with David Packard, of the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). Bill Hewlett was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Both Hewlett and Packard graduated from Stanford University in 1934. In 1995 he received the Lemelson-MIT Prize Lifetime Achievement Award. President of HP from 1964 to 1977, he served as CEO from 1968 to 1978, when he was succeeded by John A. Young. He remained chairman of the executive committee until 1983, and then served as vice chairman of the board until 1987.

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