Activist Pioneer Whitworth Said to Quit HP Board to Fight CancerBeth Jinks and Aaron Ricadela
Ralph Whitworth, the activist investor who agitated for overhauls at companies including Home Depot Inc., Genzyme Corp. and Sprint Corp., resigned as chairman of Hewlett-Packard Co. to battle cancer, according to people familiar with the matter. He is also taking a leave from his money-management firm.
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