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Ross Perot

American businessman and two-time presidential candidate

Henry Ross Perot (June 27, 1930 – July 9, 2019) was an American businessman. He founded Electronic Data Systems in 1962. He ran for president in 1992 and in 1996. Both times he lost to Bill Clinton. Perot has about 3.5 billion dollars.[1] In 2012, he was ranked by Forbes as the 101st-richest person in the United States.[1]

Ross Perot
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Born
Henry Ross Perot

(1930-06-27)June 27, 1930
DiedJuly 9, 2019(2019-07-09) (aged 89)
EducationTexas High School
Alma mater
Political party
Spouse(s)
Margot Birmingham (m. 1956)
Children5, including Ross Perot Jr.

Perot was born on June 27, 1930 in Texarkana, Texas.[2] He studied at Texas High School, at Texarkana Junior College and at the United States Naval Academy. Perot married Margot Birmingham in 1956. They had five children and 16 grandchildren.

In 2012, Perot endorsed Mitt Romney for President.[3]

Perot died on July 9, 2019 at his home in Dallas from leukemia at the age of 89.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Henry Ross Perot – Forbes". Forbes.com. March 9, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
  2. "The Ancestors of Ross Perot". Wargs.com. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  3. Dinan, Stephen. "Ross Perot endorses Mitt Romney". The Washington Times. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  4. Ross Perot, billionaire and ex-presidential candidate, dies at 89.

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