Herb Kelleher

American businessman
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Herbert David Kelleher (March 12, 1931 – January 3, 2019)[1] was an American businessman. He was the co-founder, CEO, and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. He was born in Camden, New Jersey.

Kelleher died on January 3, 2019 in Dallas, Texas from prostate cancer at the age of 87.[2]


  1. "Southwest Airlines mourns Founder and Chairman Emeritus Herbert D. Kelleher (1931-2019)". Southwest Airlines Newsroom. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. "Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, dies at 87". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2019.

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