Ross Perot (Henry Ross Perot)

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Texarkana, Texas, USA
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. Read more...