The Contender
Ross Perot
Born: June 27, 1930
"If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out."

1949-53: Attended United States Naval Academy

1954-57: Lieutenant, Junior Grade in the United States Navy

1957-62: Salesman for the International Business Machines (IBM)

1962: Founded Electronic Data Systems (Sold in 1984)

1988: Founded the Perot Systems Corporation, Inc. (Sold in 2009)

1992: United States Presidential Candidate

1995: Created the Reform Party

1996: United States Presidential Candidate, Reform Party

1992 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
Bill ClintonDemocratic37044,909,80643.0%
George BushRepublican16839,104,55037.5%
Ross PerotUnited We Stand019,743,82118.9%

1996 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
Bill ClintonDemocratic37947,401,18549.2%
Bob DoleRepublican15939,197,46940.7%
Ross PerotReform Party08,085,2948.4%

Did you know...
Ross Perot won 18.9% of the total vote (nearly 20 million votes) as an independent candidate in 1992.

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