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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 June 1930Texarkana, Texas, USA
Birth NameHenry Ross Perot
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Perot was born on June 27, 1930, in Texarkana, Texas, to an impoverished family. He started working various odd jobs at age 7. In 1949, Perot was admitted to the United States Naval Academy (serving in several positions, including class president). Upon his graduation in 1953, he was commissioned as a Naval officer and served on a destroyer and aircraft during the Korean War for four years. In 1956, Perot married Margot Birmingham. In 1957, he was honorably discharged from the Navy and started to work for IBM as a salesman. In 1962, Perot started his own business, Electronic Data Systems, with money given to him by his wife. Today, the company is worth billions of dollars and has more than 70,000 employees. Perot has worked closely with the U.S. government over the past three decades, helping to conduct several rescue missions and prisoner negations with foreign nationals. In 1992, he split from the Republican Party to create the Reform Party. He lost the election then and again in 1996. He remains a philanthropist and often donates to charity. He and his wife have five children and nine grandchildren.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Flotis

Spouse (1)

Margot Birmingham (15 September 1956 - present) (5 children)

Trivia (12)

Born at 5:34am-CDT
Was lampooned on the US children's show Sesame Street (1969) in the form of a bird puppet named "H. Ross Parrot".
Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1985.
Member and alumni of Phi Theta Kappa
Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953 and served as an officer during the Korean War.
Attended the United States Naval Academy.
He made Eagle Scout in 1943, and was a recipient of the distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
His father was a cotton-picker.
Claimed that as a boy in his native Texarkana, Texas, he delivered newspapers on horseback.
So badly alienated his supporters with his abrupt withdrawal from the 1992 presidential election that, when he tried to restart his campaign months later, he couldn't even attract paid help to work in his headquarters.
Engaged in a live debate with Vice-President Al Gore on The Larry King Show.
Abruptly quit the presidential race in 1992, citing a government conspiracy to disrupt his daughter's wedding and remove him from the race by force. He tried to restart his campaign several months later, to no avail.

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