AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Patrick issued this statement today following news of the passing of H. Ross Perot, Sr.:
“Jan and I extend our deepest condolences to the Perot family. Ross Perot, Sr. was a great Texan, a great patriot, a legendary entrepreneur and a friend. He was a man of faith and a U.S. Navy veteran whose life exemplified the American dream. His grit, his ingenuity and his fearless and courageous spirit will inspire Texans and all Americans for generations to come.”
Ross Perot, Sr. founded Electronic Data Systems in 1962 in Dallas and Perot Systems Corporation in 1988 in Plano. He spearheaded education reforms in Texas in the 1980s and made two independent runs for President of the United States.