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H. Ross Perot
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    (June 27, 1930-July 9, 2019)
    Graduated from Texarcana Junior College
    Attended the US Naval Academy (1949-1953)
    Served as a battalion commander for 4 years at sea (1953-1957)
    Married Margot Birmingham; they have 5 children (1956)
    Discharged from the Navy (1957)
    Worked as a salesman for IBM (1957-1962)
    Founded Electronic Data Systems (1962)
    Worked to free American POW's in Southeast Asia; awarded the Medal for Distinguished Public Service
    Sold EDS to General Motors for $2.5 billion (1984)
    Founded Perot Systems (1988)
    Founded the Reform Party (1995)
    Ran for president as a Reform Party candidate (1992, 1996)
    Won 19% of the popular votes but could not win any electoral votes (1992)
    Won 8.4% of the vote in 1996
    Director, President and CEO of Perot Systems (1997-2000)
    Currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Perot Systems
    He looks like a cross between Jean Chretien and Hasso von Manteuffel.
    He goes by his middle name (his first name is Henry).
    He supported large tax increases, new types of taxes and blatantly advocated a huge redistribution of money.
    He is widely believed to be a control freak.
    Much of EDS's success has been attributed to Perot's political connections.
    He forced men at EDS to wear white shirts (because he thought blue was effeminate) and women to wear skirts and high-heels.
    He paid his employees low salaries and fired anyone who objected.
    In addition, he subjected them to investigators, wiretaps, drug tests and polygraphs.
    He is a conspiracy theorist; among other things, he believes the Republicans planned to forge lesbian sex photos of his daughter, Al Gore defeated him in a 1993 debate with a hidden earpiece and that the North Vietnamese government hired the Black Panthers to assassinate him.
    He once ordered the lawn of the headquarters of EDS spray-painted green.
    He hired private investigators to stalk his daughter's boyfriends.
    He is egotistical and refuses to admit mistakes, instead blaming someone else.
    Most of his appearances in the media were on 'Larry King Live.' described him this way: 'Despite his aura of bravado and authority, the man looks like a garden gnome.'
    During the 1992 election, he withdrew in July and re-entered in October.
    He fought to reduce government debt.
    He referred to affirmative action as 'squishy.'
    He helped Texas create laws to combat illegal drugs.
    He created tens of thousands of jobs in his corporations.
    He said that: 'There is no way I can overstate the damage that drugs are doing to this country.'
    After being referred to as 'crazy' during an election campaign, he danced on TV with his wife to the song 'Crazy.'
    He flew an employee's wife to Johns Hopkins Hospital in his Lear Jet after she injured her eye.
    He was the most successful third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt.
    He orchestrated and went on an operation to rescue two of his employees who had been taken hostage in Iran (1979).
    He has been married to the same woman since 1956.
    He won numerous public service awards.
    Electronic Data Systems went from a $1000 (borrowed from his wife) start up to a billion-dollar company under his administration.
    He served in the Navy.

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    In 2020, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 124 Votes: 54.03% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 76 Votes: 76.32% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 38 Votes: 89.47% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 30 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 79.17% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 47 Votes: 46.81% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 80 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 61 Votes: 70.49% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 153 Votes: 57.52% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 295 Votes: 49.15% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 484 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 418 Votes: 70.57% Annoying
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