Why was Ross Perot important?

Henry Ross Perot (/pəˈroʊ/; June 27, 1930 – July 9, 2019) was an American business magnate, billionaire, and philanthropist. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. In 1962, he founded Electronic Data Systems, a data processing service company.

Is Ross Perot alive?

Deceased (1930–2019)
Ross Perot/Living or Deceased

Is Ross Perot married?

Margot Birminghamm. 1956–2019
Ross Perot/Spouse

How many electoral college votes did Ross Perot get in 1992?

1992 United States presidential election

Nominee Bill Clinton Ross Perot
Party Democratic Independent
Home state Arkansas Texas
Running mate Al Gore James Stockdale
Electoral vote 370 0

Is Al Gore from Tennessee?

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under president Bill Clinton. He was a representative from Tennessee (1977–1985) and from 1985 to 1993 served as a senator from that state.

Did Bill Clinton win the popular vote in 1996?

On election day, President Clinton won a decisive victory over Dole, becoming the first Democrat to win two consecutive presidential elections since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, 1940, and 1944. In the popular vote, he out-polled Dole by over 8.2 million votes.

How many votes did Nixon get in 1972?

1972 United States presidential election

Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
Electoral vote 520 17

Did Al Gore filibuster the Civil Rights Act?

Gore voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in fact filibustering against it, although he supported the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Gore was a vocal champion of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, which secured creation of interstate highways.