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Ross Perot, billionaire, patriot and philanthropist died at the age of 89.

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The US presidential patriot and two-time independent candidate, Ross Perot, died after leukemia after a five-month battle.

He was 89 years old.

The pioneer of the computer service industry, which established Electronic Data Systems Corp in 1962 and 26 years later, Perot Systems Corp was only 5 feet 6 feet long, but their presence filled the room.

"Describe my father?" Ross Perot Jr., his only son, and CEO of the Parrott Group, rhetorically spoke in an interview. "Obviously, a great family man, wonderful father, but at the end of the day, he was an amazing humanist.

"Every day I came to work trying to figure out how I can help someone."

Perot was diagnosed with leukemia in February. The next month a major secondary infection almost killed him, according to the family.

In true parrot fashion, he defended himself, almost daily in his black suit and in his lapel with a flute American flag in the office.

Perot entertained a steady stream of supporters at Perot HQ at Turtle Creek Boulette and spent Easter with his family at his Bermuda resort.

In June, he celebrated his 89th birthday with a family lunch in his office and a dinner at his daughter, Carolyn Perrott Rathagen's house.

One of its recent visitors, former president and CEO of ESD and Perrot Systems, Morton H. Meyerson was. Parrot named Dallas Symphony Hall in honor of Meyerson when Parrot donated $ 10 million to build it in 1984.

"Ross was an unusual combination of his father, who was a powerful, gentle and cotton businessman, a harsh and practical person, and a mother who was a lovely little woman who was sweet, warm and wonderful," Meyerson said. "Ross was tough, smart, practical, he liked to talk, but his heart was warm and kind."

In recent years, the memory of Perot Sr. has decreased, but he and his wife maintained a stable social calendar for more than 60 years.

Nancy Perot said that there was a personal and tender side for her father, which was often assumed by her more courageous public persona.

Why Parrot is too busy, the family meal was sacred when the children grew up. The only time to say Grace was not on the table when he was out of town.

"I want people to know about Father's shine in his eyes," he said. "He always gave us the biggest hug, we never doubted that we are the most important things in his life."

firmly rooted

The influence of the family and the reproduction of Eastern Texas molded the parrot.

Ray of Lulu and the third son of Gabriel Ross Perrott was born in 1930 in Texarkana.

He was named Henry Ray by his maternal grandfather. But Parrot changed his middle name in his teen years to honor his beloved father. His elder brother, Gabriel Ross Jr., died in the form of a child.

When Parrott was 25 years old, he dug his father's grave with a shovel and filled it with the final tribute.

Perot started Texarkana Gazette at the age of 8. He later credited his experience in the newspaper with the formation of his professional forms.

Perot studied at Texarkana College before joining the US Naval Academy. U.U. in 1949

He met Margot on a blind date when he was a Midshipman and he was at Gaucher College in Baltimore.

In his autobiography, Ross Perrott: My Life and the Principles for Success, Perot planned to buy several pair of shoes and a dozen underwear after being sworn into the Academy at the age of 19.

He never wore a pair of shoes and three or four underwear in his life.

"This was probably my first example of government waste," he wrote.

Bill Gates of the 60s

By July, Forbes estimated the assets of Parrot to be $ 4.1 billion, making it the world's 478th richest man. It did not include the money given to his family and the community.

Forbes classified Perot's self-generated quotient as a full 10. Because he started his empire on his 32nd birthday, while the $ 1,000 loan borrowed from Margot as a one-man operation.

During participating in the Sunday service at the Parrot Highland Park Presbyterian Church, the electronic data came with the system name, where he and Margot have been members since leaving for Dallas in 1957. They wrote it behind the engagement envelope.

In 1968, Parrot became a polygamist when she became public with EDS

In a 2018 interview, Perot Jr. described the dinner before the company's IPO. "Dad said, 'Tomorrow we are going to make the EDS public, and a lot of people will write about the money we have, but remember, none of this is important. Only one thing that is important is our Respect the family and how we care for our family. '

"This is the first time we have talked about money in the family.

"Then we saw that Daddy had become Bill Gates of the 60s. When I tell the children, Fortune said that he was" the richest and fastest Texan of all time. "Fortune added "H". Peerod's name when he placed EDS on his record after being public. Perot Jr. said, "The media took it and it got stuck."

Perot became a billionaire in 1984 when General Motors Corp bought EDS for about 2.6 billion dollars.

But Titans' marriage was short-lived, with things like GM's under-staffed staff, two things like pension plans, along with Perot and GM's chairman Roger Smith, while senior management did not have retirement plans. I had such a deficit.

GM wanted to acquire. Perrot wanted to make a better car.

In 1986, Automaker paid $ 750 million to repurchase the shares of Perot. Perot agreed to separate all relations with GM and EDS and to end Smith's public remorse.

Unfortunately, for the EDS, GM did not get a non-competitive agreement.

In 1988, a handful of Perrott, Perot Jr. and former EDS launched Perot system in Plano. The Information Technology Services Company grew to more than 23,000 employees and Dell Inc. acquired annual revenues of $ 2.8 billion in 2009 for $ 3.9 billion.

Father and Son spent $ 1 billion in that deal.

Former EDS executive Tom Mirror, Trustee of Paros Family Trust, said, "Ross had an unthinkable ability to think about the future of the six moves." "He saw such things that most people did not see, it was a sixth sense."

Betting on Tibbets

In 1968, Parrot called a 33-year-old Ken Langon from Wall Street to handle EDS's first public offering. The couple became a billionaire and best friends of all time.

Langone, co-founder of the Home Depot in 1979, said, "Meeting with Ross Perrott was the biggest event of my career." I am a better person because he was in my life. "

A few days before Christmas in 1969, Parrot called LaGon from Laos, where he tried to send gifts to American prisoners of war organized in camps in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Parrot asked Langon to organize a program for 98 children of POWs and MIA, who were returning to their mothers at John F. Kennedy International Airport. They went to Paris for a day trip to the North Vietnamese Embassy on the expense of Perot in the hope of receiving a public rebuke for misbehaving with their loved ones.

"I put the phone down and thought:" My God, right in the middle of all this activity, you are thinking about the plight of these families and what you can do to overcome the sadness you are running. "Langon." She said.

So Langon borrowed a Santa suit and gave toys at the Airport Hotel on Christmas night.

"It was Ross Perrott's idea," said Langone. "He was an extraordinary person."

In 1986, Parrott received the Winston Churchill Award for the recognition of Britain's most famous politician. In 1960, he was the third American to host a reputable and invasive team for his efforts on behalf of American prisoners of war in Vietnam, who rescued their two EDS employees from the Iranian jail in 1979.

Parrott collected the command team of seven EDS volunteer employees, who were trained and guided by Arthur "Bull" Simmons, who freed Paul Chaperon and Bill Gallard from the Kaiser prison in Tehran.

Perot flew to Tehran during the planning phase and greeted the rescued employees and the attackers personally monitored the mission when they arrived in Istanbul.

That bold rescue became the basis of Ken Follette's non-thriller thriller, On Wings of Eagles, in 1983. NBC later did a television miniseries about the mission.

Prince Charles and First Lady Nancy Reagan came to Dallas to win Churchill's medal It was one of the most precious memoirs of Perot.

Orson Swindley, who shared a cell with Senator John McCain in North Vietnam, said that Parrott "was once one of the most patriotic Americans". "His intimacy for the people who served the giants and the country was beyond description, he was brilliant, he had intuitive knowledge which challenged the imagination."

U.S. Navy retired Lieutenant Colonel The UU and former Federal Trade Commissioners said that a mutual friend fitted Perot perfectly. "My friend said, 'You know what, Ross is a boy scout who knows how to fight on the road.'

Dallas Attorney Tom Luce was 34 years old at 19. The only thing which is important is our family and how we care and respect our family. '

"This is the first time we have talked about money in the family.

"Then we saw that Daddy had become Bill Gates of the 60s. When I tell the children, Fortune said that he was" the richest and fastest Texan of all time. "

Fortune added "H". After EDS became public, he put Parrot's name in his record. Perot Jr. said, "The media took it and it got stuck."

Perot became a billionaire in 1984 when General Motors Corp bought EDS for about 2.6 billion dollars.

But Titans' marriage was short-lived, with things like GM's under-staffed staff, two things like pension plans, along with Perot and GM's chairman Roger Smith, while senior management did not have retirement plans. I had such a deficit.

GM AcquisitionRanna wanted Perrot wanted to make better cars.

In 1986, Automaker paid $ 750 million to repurchase the shares of Perot. Perot agreed to separate all relations with GM and EDS and to end Smith's public remorse.

Unfortunately, for the EDS, GM did not get a non-competitive agreement.

In 1988, a handful of Perrott, Perot Jr. and former EDS launched Perot system in Plano. The Information Technology Services Company grew to more than 23,000 employees and Dell Inc. acquired annual revenues of $ 2.8 billion in 2009 for $ 3.9 billion.

Father and Son spent $ 1 billion in that deal.

Former EDS executive Tom Mirror, Trustee of Paros Family Trust, said, "Ross had an unthinkable ability to think about the future of the six moves." "He saw such things that most people did not see, it was a sixth sense."

Betting on Tibbets

In 1968, Parrot called a 33-year-old Ken Langon from Wall Street to handle EDS's first public offering. The couple became a billionaire and best friends of all time.

Langone, co-founder of the Home Depot in 1979, said, "Meeting with Ross Perrott was the biggest event of my career." I am a better person because he was in my life. "

A few days before Christmas in 1969, Parrot called LaGon from Laos, where he tried to send gifts to American prisoners of war organized in camps in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Parrot asked Langon to organize a program for 98 children of POWs and MIA, who were returning to their mothers at John F. Kennedy International Airport. They went to Paris for a day trip to the North Vietnamese Embassy on the expense of Perot in the hope of receiving a public rebuke for misbehaving with their loved ones.

"I put the phone down and thought:" My God, right in the middle of all this activity, you are thinking about the plight of these families and what you can do to overcome the sadness you are running. "Langon." She said.

So Langon borrowed a Santa suit and gave toys at the Airport Hotel on Christmas night.

"It was Ross Perrott's idea," said Langone. "He was an extraordinary person."

In 1986, Parrott received the Winston Churchill Award for the recognition of Britain's most famous politician. In 1960, he was the third American to host a reputable and invasive team for his efforts on behalf of American prisoners of war in Vietnam, who rescued their two EDS employees from the Iranian jail in 1979.

Parrott collected the command team of seven EDS volunteer employees, who were trained and guided by Arthur "Bull" Simmons, who freed Paul Chaperon and Bill Gallard from the Kaiser prison in Tehran.

Perot flew to Tehran during the planning phase and greeted the rescued employees and the attackers personally monitored the mission when they arrived in Istanbul.

That bold rescue became the basis of Ken Follette's non-thriller thriller, On Wings of Eagles, in 1983. NBC later did a television miniseries about the mission.

Prince Charles and First Lady Nancy Reagan came to Dallas to win Churchill's medal It was one of the most precious memoirs of Perot.

Orson Swindley, who shared a cell with Senator John McCain in North Vietnam, said that Parrott "was once one of the most patriotic Americans". "His intimacy for the people who served the giants and the country was beyond description, he was brilliant, he had intuitive knowledge which challenged the imagination."

U.S. Navy retired Lieutenant Colonel The UU and former Federal Trade Commissioners said that a mutual friend fitted Perot perfectly. "My friend said, 'You know what, Ross is a boy scout who knows how to fight on the road.'

Dallas lawyer Tom Laus was 34 years old in 19..74 when Parrot hired him for his personal and legal EDS business.

Their close relationship lasted for 45 years.

Founder of Hughes and Loose LLP and now the President of Texas 2036 Educational Initiative, Laus said, "Churchillians were in their tenure." "His favorite quote was 'never, never, never, never give in.' And he never did. "

Scary table

In 1992 and 1996, many American parrots met with their two third-degree careers in the Presidency.

They knew its high tone for Dana Carve's presentations on Saturday Night Live.

And he was aware of simple but frightening economic graphics about his paid 30-minute infomercials who gave strength to his campaign candles.

In the race for the first presidential election of Perot, he won 19 percent of the popular vote without getting any electoral votes in the school, President George H. on Bill Clinton's victory. W. Creating scholarship between Bush and Perot.

Pero's striking support at CNN's Larry King, George de Bush, before the presidential election was completed, the Live To-Day was corrected.

Parrot ran for president again in 1996 but got less than half of his previous candidature.

After that, Parrot limited his involvement with the media and his involvement in politics.

Perot Jr. said that his father really loved the country, and that is why he ran for the president, "It was not for PI personal gain," he said. He was a businessman who was disappointed with what was happening and wanted to help in fixing the country. "

Packrat Perot

Parrot collected everything from eccentric toys to precious artifacts.

A 10,000-square-foot library, which is part of the headquarters of the Perot Group, has presented an incredible collection of memorable mementos, including Osama bin Laden's staff, which was transported to Perot by special forces who were killed by terrorists.

Perot was particularly liked by Norman Rockwell and important pictures of American history. In later years, he had many treasures in China and then sold the original to finance the philanthropic efforts of the Parrot Foundation.

Perot Jr. said, "He was a horse trader, he liked to do business. If it was a slow day, then I wanted to sell something."

Caroline Rathgen, the vice president and executive director of the Perrott Foundation, said that her mother refused when her father tried to replicate some of her home's art.

Perot third daughter said, "A beautiful Remington Watercolor, which looks like a dad." "I saw it in a Sotheby's catalog, so I called my mother and said, 'Mom, I did not know that you were selling that watercolor.' She said, 'I am seeing it now, we are not selling it.' 'I think there is a fake in your house.'

"He got out of the auction."

Parrot is the only Magna Carta authorized to leave the UK. He lent it to the National Archives in Washington, DC, and in 2007, the Perot Foundation sold it with an orderly profit of $ 20 million.

The new owner donated it to the archives, where it remained on display with the declaration of independence and the United States Constitution.

Drugs, education, and giants

In 1982, Perot led the unconventional Texas War on Governor Bill Clements's medications.

Two years later, Perot was the driving force behind the packet of Texas's historic schools approved by the Legislature in the summer of 1984. Not to be passed in, not to play, a limit of 22 students in primary schools, former classes were involved. Kindergarten for the disadvantaged people Children and high school graduation tests that still shape education in Texas.

Wendy Kopp, the founder of For Teach for America, gives credit for providing such fund to national teachers who have to be deposed.

A native resident of Dallas later established an international education center named Teach for All, in the spring of 1990, I needed to get $ 2 million through the first year, pay all the training costs. Pure. "After a long meeting, Mr. Perot told me that if I could raise $ 1.5 million, I would give the remaining $ 500,000, and I knew we would build it."

The University of Texas's Southwest Medical Center was an important recipient of the Perot Foundation's generosity.

Kern Wildellt, president of Children's Medical Center Foundation said, "Ross wanted to understand projects and accept general plans before completing his funds and what was happening was known about it." But he never interfered or was not considered an ideal philanthropist in that sense. "

Over the decades, Perot, his family, and the Parrot Foundation have earned over $ 90 million in ilantrĂ³picos with commitments with UT Southwestern, Wildland said.

"Add several bills that Ross has paid personally for the care of indigenous or uneducated, injured elderly, armed forces members and others, for their work done by UT South-Western professors and funds, their pediatric Donate to the Center. He said that when it was an independent hospital, and his total contribution to the medical center would be more than $ 100 million, "to Zell Lipsi Been received. "

In his last years, Perot focused on ensuring that American soldiers get the best medical treatment.

Immediately after the Gulf War ended in 1991, Perot became worried about a large number of veterans returning from the battlefield with strange neurological symptoms. He was Dr. Youth Southwestern. Robert Helley's research donated $ 2.5 million to make the seed.

In October 2000, Perot joined Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the army to get $ 5 million in defense expenditure to carry out Haley's historical studies, thereby convincing evidence that chemical toxic substances Inspired by the Gulf War syndrome were genuine.

NATO's US ambassador Hutchison said in an interview, "Ross provoked the investigation and Dr. Haley did it." "He misused and never gave up. It was incredible."

"Ross had a commitment, had the courage and never accepted for the answer."

Perot children have followed their parents' philanthropic steps.

In 1981, he made a million dollar lead gift for the establishment of Margot Perot Women's and Children's Hospital in Presbyterian Hospital. Gift celebrates the anniversary of the 25th wedding of his parents

In 2008, the children of Perot donated $ 50 million to build the Parrott Museum, with their parents In nature, nature, and science

Naked green goddess

The parrot was happy to take a good-hearted joke.

In 2009, he got some nude copies of a naked 12-feet-long woman on the 4-foot footpath and parked him in the premises of prominent local women, such as Linda Pitts Custard, Nancy Deadman and the late Abbie Holly, Ruth Ultsler and. Margaret McDermott

The fields of Custard, Deadman, and Abbey are still theirs. Altshuler and McDermott made his Perot re-acquire.

In 2010, Forget and his wife, Barbara, was invited to the Parrot's 80th birthday meeting in the Bermuda family's premises.

They reached a private jet from Cuba and were taken to a gorge, where Parrot was tied to a yellow inflatable banana boat with his cigarette case.

They told Follett that they should be able to tie through the castle's harbor on the banana boat.

With a laugh overexpression on his face, Perrot screamed.

"Of course, it was one of their jokes," Follet told his North London office. "But Barbara could not resist the challenge." She said, "Oh, no, no, I would like to ride it on." So both of us rode this inflatable thing, while Ross's speedboat transported us about one and a half miles. For your home through a lake. "

Fortunately, the water was relatively stable, Follet said. "We got a bit wet, but we were laughing, just like that when you met Ross."

When Parrot was asked in 2016, why he wanted to be remembered, the question was abandoned: "Oh, I do not care about it."

The interview will be final with the news. His farewell words: "Born in Texas, born in Texas, when I die, I will die in Texas." Ha! "

Parrot is alive by his wife, Margot; His five children and wives, Ross Jr. and Sarah Perrott; Nancy Perrott and Rod Jones; Suzanne and Patrick K. McGee; Caroline and Dr. Carl Rathgen; And Catherine and Eric Reeves; 16 Grandsons: Hill, Hunter, Sarah Catherine, Meredith, Ross, Price, Benjamin, Clayton, Patrick, William, Margot, Cameron, Henry, Bet, Kate and Stuart; And her sister, Bette Perot.

A public tribute is being planned.