From the archives: Remembering Ross Perot


DALLAS, TX – NOVEMBER 3: U.S. independent presidential candidate Ross Perot delivers his concession speech to the crowd gathered 03 November 1992 at his election night headquarters after Democrat Bill Clinton won the presidential election. Perot vowed his efforts and organization would go on,TX. (Photo credit should read PAUL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Ross Perot, best known for his third-party run in the 1992 presidential race, died on Tuesday. He was 89.

In a statement, his family said the world lost “a true American patriot and a man of rare vision, integrity and deep kindness:”

“The ground-breaking businessman and loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away on July 9, 2019, at his home in Dallas, surrounded by his devoted family. He was 89 years old.”

His family also posted a full obituary on his official website.

John Williams spoke with Ross Perot the day before the 2000 Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, during which Perot discussed his support for Bush.:

In the 1990s, Perot hosted “Listening to America,” a syndicated program for WGN Radio’s Tribune Radio Networks. An episode can be seen in the video below.:

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