Perot, Ross, 1930-2019

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Ross Perot was born June 27, 1930 in Texarkana, TX. He entered the United States Naval Academy in 1949 and left the Navy in 1957. After a successful position with IBM, Perot founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Dallas, TX in 1962. EDS went public in 1968, and General Motors bought a controlling interest in EDS for $2.4 billion in 1984. The same year, Perot's Perot Foundation bought a very early copy of Magna Carta and lent it to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. In 2007, the foundation sold it to David Rubenstein, managing director of The Carlyle Group; it remains on display at the National Archives.

As a presidential candidate,Perot is also one of the most successful third party candidates. In 1992 he ran for President as an independent earning 18.9% of the popular vote. In 1995, he founded the Reform Party and won their presidential nomination for the 1996 United States presidential election.

Perot died on July 9, 2019 in Dallas, TX from leukemia.

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referencedIn Photographs Related to Agency Mission and Activities, 1970 - 2003 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Alabama. Elections and Registration Division. Perot petitions, 1992. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Perot, H. Ross, 1930-. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn Douglas Menuez photography collection, 1986-2006 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Whiting, Indiana: Generational Memory, 1991-1993 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund records, 1965-1994 (bulk 1978-1985). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ross Perot collection, 1992-1995. NHAIS, NH Automated Information System
referencedIn Photographs Documenting National Archives Program Activities, Ceremonies, and Observances, 1979 - 1993 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Michel, Don, 1931-. Don Michel papers : Southern Illinois Citizens for Perot, 1992-1993. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Gergen, David R. (David Richmond), 1942-. David R. Gergen Papers, 1964-1999 (bulk 1971-1992). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn September 1994 (#4050) Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 327
referencedIn Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Reserve Files
referencedIn H. Ross Perot Political Collection Unprocessed mss. 2007-7., 1992-2003 Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library
referencedIn Jesse Herrera Photograph Collection AR 90-219, 93-233, 2000-23; 2011-398. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Doug MacGregor Papers, 1952-2005, 1976-2004 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. News Photographs
referencedIn Múzquiz, Virginia, 1925-2002. Oral history interview with Virginia Múzquiz, 1996 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Political posters, 1992. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Political ephemera, 1992-1994. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Biography -- Perot, H. Ross. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
creatorOf Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Collection, 1992. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Sam Ragan Papers, 1948-1996 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Perot, H. Ross, 1930-. H. Ross Perot : commercials , 1992-1996. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Menuez, Doug. Douglas Menuez photography collection, circa 1986-2006. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Squires, James D., 1943-. James D. Squires Papers, 1955-2004. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
referencedIn Deming, W. Edwards (William Edwards), 1900-1993. W. Edwards Deming papers, 1795-1994 (bulk 1930-1993). Library of Congress
referencedIn W. Edwards Deming Papers, 1795-1994, (bulk 1930-1993) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn October 1995 (#4063) Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Records, 1965-1994, (bulk 1978-1985) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Alexander P. Butterfield's Files, 1969 - 1973 Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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associatedWith Alabama. Elections and Registration Division. corporateBody
memberOf Boy Scouts of America corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Jerry, 1938-.... person
associatedWith Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938- person
associatedWith Bush, George, 1924-2018 person
associatedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
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associatedWith O'Daniel, W. Lee (Wilbert Lee), 1890-1969 person
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associatedWith Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Texarkana TX US
United States 00 US
Dallas TX US
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Television advertising
Computer service industry
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Birth 1930-06-27

Death 2019-07-09

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