Ross Perot

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Ross Perot

American businessman best known for running for President of the United States in 1992 and 1996 add

Category: Business

Born in 1930.

Countries: United States (58%), Texas (14%), (5%)

Main connections: Texas, Electronic Data Systems, George H. W. Bush

Linked to: Electronic Data Systems, General Motors, America First Party, Reform Party of the United States of America




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Ross Perot was born in 1930 add something


Pat Choate - "'Patrick Choate"' is an American economist who is perhaps most known for being the 1996 Reform Party Vice President candidate, the running-mate of H. Ross Perot


Perot joined the Boy Scouts of America and made Eagle Scout in 1942, after thirteen months in the program add something


He graduated from Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas in 1947 add something


By the time Perot graduated in 1953 he was president of his class and battalion commander add something


By late 1954, Perot was made a lieutenant, junior grade add something


In 1955, however, Perot expressed some discontent with his life in the U.S. Navy in a letter to his father add something


Perot married Margot Birmingham of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1956 add something


After he left the Navy in 1957, Perot became a salesman for International Business Machines add something


EDS received lucrative contracts from the U.S. government in the 1960s, computerizing Medicare records add something


He left IBM in 1962 to found Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, Texas, and courted large corporations for his data processing services add something


Perot founded Electronic Data Systems in 1962, sold the company to General Motors in 1984, and founded Perot Systems in 1988 add something


Electronic Data Systems - EDS was started in 1962 by H. Ross Perot


HP Enterprise Services - It was formed by the combination of HP's legacy services consulting and outsourcing business and the integration of acquired Electronic Data Systems, which had defined the outsourcing business when it was established in 1962 by H. Ross Perot


"Fortune" called Perot the "fastest, richest Texan" in a 1968 cover story add something


In December 1969 he organized and flew to North Vietnam in an attempt to deliver thirty tons of supplies to beleaguered American POWs in North Vietnam add something


Arthur D. Simons - Iranian Revolution - In late 1978, Simons was contacted by Texas businessman Ross Perot, who requested his direction and leadership to help free two employees of Electronic Data Systems who were arrested shortly before the Iranian Revolution


Just prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the government of Iran imprisoned two EDS employees in a contract dispute add something


Electronic Data Systems - During the 1979 overthrow, several EDS employees were detained by the transitioning government of Iran, causing H. Ross Perot to undertake extraordinary clandestine measures to get these employees out of Iran


Perot engaged in unauthorized back-channel discussions with Vietnamese officials in the late 1980s, which led to fractured relations between Perot and the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations add something


In 1984 Perot bought a very early copy of the Magna Carta, one of only a few to leave the United Kingdom add something


Gib Lewis - He was a key figure in passing the 1984 education act, designed by Ross Perot and Democratic Governor Mark Wells White, hailed at the time as one of the most sweeping public education reforms in Texas history


In the 1986 miniseries, Perot was portrayed by Richard Crenna add something


Repros Therapeutics - Zonagen, Inc. was formed in 1987 by Dunbar, Baylor and a group of investors that included Ross Perot and Lloyd Bentsen III, son of a former treasury secretary


In 1988 he founded Perot Systems Corporation, Inc. in Plano, Texas, Texas add something


Gulf War - Perot did not support President George H. W. Bush and vigorously opposed the United States involvement in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War add something


In Florida in 1990, retired financial planner Jack Gargan funded a series of "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" newspaper advertisements denouncing the U.S. Congress for voting for legislative pay raises at a time when average wages nationwide were not increasing add something


In 1990, Perot reached agreement with Vietnam's Foreign Ministry to become its business agent in the event that diplomatic relations were normalized add something


Later in the 1990s, Perot's detractors accused him of not allowing the Reform Party to develop into a genuine national political party, but rather using it as a vehicle to promote himself add something


NeXT - NeXT's original investor Ross Perot resigned from the board of directors in June 1991 to dedicate more time to Perot Systems, a Plano, Texas-based systems integrator


Based on his performance in the popular vote in 1992, Perot was entitled to receive federal election funding for 1996 add something


"'United States presidential election, 1992"' add something


On February 20, 1992, he appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live" and announced his intention to run as an independent if his supporters could get his name on the ballot in all fifty states add something


Perot denounced Congress for its inaction in his speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on March 18, 1992 add something


On May 25, 1992 he was featured on the cover of "Time" with the title "Waiting for Perot," an allusion to Samuel Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot" add something


Philippe de Villiers - American author Harvey Gerald Simmons has compared the "Villiers phenomenon" to Ross Perot's support in the 1992 American Presidential election


Mike Diana - Diana has indicated that he usually does not vote, the one exception being the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, in which he voted for Ross Perot in the hopes of preventing a victory by Bill Clinton


Dan Quayle - During the 1992 election, Bush and Quayle were challenged in their bid for reelection by the Democratic ticket of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and Tennessee Senator Al Gore, as well as the independent ticket of Texas businessman Ross Perot and retired Admiral James Stockdale


Frank Luntz - Luntz was Pat Buchanan's pollster during the 1992 U.S. Republican presidential primary, and later that year served as Ross Perot's pollster in the general election


Lee Atwater - Sidney Blumenthal has speculated that, had Atwater lived, he would have run a stronger re-election campaign for Bush than the President's unsuccessful 1992 effort against Bill Clinton and Ross Perot


Robins Center - The Robins Center arena serves as the location of the University of Richmond's commencement exercises and hosted a 1992 Presidential debate involving Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Ross Perot


Ed Rollins - Rollins was hired in June 1992 as co-manager of Ross Perot's 1992 presidential campaign


University of Richmond - On October 15, 1992, candidates George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot came to campus for the first-ever "town hall" televised presidential debate, viewed by 200 million people worldwide


Jim Mattox - In 1994, Mattox ran for the U.S. Senate, but he eventually lost the Democratic nomination to Richard W. Fisher, who had been a Ross Perot operative in the 1992 presidential election


In 1995, he founded the Reform Party and won their nomination for the 1996 election add something


Reform Party of the United States of America - The "'Reform Party of the United States of America"' , generally known as the "'Reform Party USA"' or the "'Reform Party"', is a political party in the United States, founded in 1995 by Ross Perot


Perot received eight percent of the popular vote in 1996, much less than in the 1992 race but still an unusually successful third-party showing by U.S. standards add something


"'United States presidential election, 1996"' add something


David L. Boren - In 1996, Reform Party Presidential candidate Ross Perot unsuccessfully sought Boren to be his vice-presidential running mate


Marcy Kaptur - In 1996, Kaptur was asked by Ross Perot to be his vice-presidential running mate.


American Reform Party - The split occurred when some members of the Reform Party, believing that party founder Ross Perot had rigged the party's 1996 presidential nomination for himself, walked out of the national convention


Perot did not give an endorsement during Jesse Ventura's run for governor of Minnesota in the 1998 election, and this became suspicious to detractors when he made fun of Ventura at a conference after Ventura had a falling out with the press add something


In the 2000 presidential election, Perot refused to become openly involved with the internal Reform Party dispute between supporters of Pat Buchanan and of John Hagelin add something


Frank Buckles - That was accomplished with the help of Ross Perot, who had met him at a history seminar in 2001, and who intervened in 2008 with the White House regarding a final resting place


Some state parties have affiliated with the new America First Party; others gave Ralph Nader their ballot lines in the 2004 presidential election add something


The one exception to this came in 2005, when he was asked to testify before the Texas Legislature in support of proposals to extend technology to students, including making laptops available to them; additionally, changing the process of buying textbooks, by making electronic books available and by allowing schools to buy books at the local level instead of going through the state add something


In an April 2005 interview, Perot expressed concern about the state of progress on issues that he had raised in his presidential runs add something


In 2007, it was sold by the Perot Foundation, in order to provide "for medical research, for improving public education and for assisting wounded soldiers and their families add something


In January 2008, Perot publicly came out against Republican candidate John McCain and endorsed Mitt Romney for President add something


In June 2008, the blog launched, focusing on entitlements , the U.S. national debt and related issues add something


Michael Bloomberg - On January 18, 2008, the Associated Press reported that Bloomberg had a meeting in Austin, Texas, with Clay Mulford, a ballot-access expert and campaign manager for Ross Perot's third party presidential campaigns


Reform Party of the United States of America - In February 2010, former Reform Party Chairman Pat Choate emerged to discuss the appeal of the Tea Party movement, contrasting it with Ross Perot's party, saying: "The difference with the Tea Party is it's been heavily pushed by a bunch of talk-show conservatives


Reform Party of the United States of America - In April 2010, Dan Quayle condemned the Reform Party on CBS, saying: "Many remember the Reform Party of the 1990s, which formed around the candidacy of Ross Perot


As of 2012, the Perots have 16 grandchildren add something


In 2012, Perot endorsed Mitt Romney for President add something


He has not given an endorsement for the 2016 election add something


Today in 2018 Americans are experiencing this wrecked economy in inner city America and small town America add something


Texas - Perot died on July 9, 2019, at the age of 89 in Dallas, Texas, from leukemia add something