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date: 16 May 2021

Packard, Davidlocked

(07 September 1912–26 March 1996)
  • Kathryn Lorimer Koken


Packard, David (07 September 1912–26 March 1996), industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Pueblo, Colorado, the son of Sperry S. Packard, a successful lawyer, and Ella Graber Packard, a high school teacher. He knew at the age of ten that he wanted to be an engineer, and he never wavered from that ambition, despite his father's wish that the boy would follow him into the legal profession. The Pueblo of his childhood was something of a rough-and-tumble mining and industrial town, where Packard developed interests in the outdoors and in tinkering with things, especially radios and electronics. In school he was good in math and science, had difficulty with Latin, and excelled in sports....

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