Ross Perot, 1990s Presidential Candidate and SNL Target, Dead at 89

H. Ross Perot, the highly quotable Texas businessman who ran for president in the 1990s as a third-party candidate, died Tuesday at his home in Dallas, the Associated Press reports. He was 89.

Perot parlayed his huge success as the owner of Electronic Data Systems Corp., which helped companies manage their tech networks, into a serious campaign in the 1992 United States presidential election. The billionaire spent $63.5 million of his own money to win 19 percent of the vote against President George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, which was the best outcome by an independent candidate since Theodore Roosevelt’s in 1912.

Perot’s exuberance,

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