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William R. Hewlett (May 20, 1913 - January 12, 2001) was the cofounder, with David Packard, of the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He was President of HP from 1964 to 1977, and 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.