66.7 F
Fort Worth
Thursday, September 24, 2020
- Advertisements -
News 'Exemplar of the American dream' – Reactions to Ross Perot's death

‘Exemplar of the American dream’ – Reactions to Ross Perot’s death

Other News

Alamo Drafthouse names new CEO as it prepares to re-open

Lights! Action! Executive Change! Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced April 30 that former Starbucks executive Shelli Taylor will assume...

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

DALLAS (AP) — Reaction to the death of Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot , who died Tuesday at the age of 89:

“Ross Perot exemplified what it means to be a Texan and an American. Born into extreme poverty, he rose up to become one our nation’s most successful entrepreneurs and an exemplar of the American dream. More importantly, however, Ross Perot was a devoted husband, family man, and servant of God. His charitable work and his support of the United States Military and its veterans will forever be remembered. I ask that all Texans join Cecilia and me in remembering one of the Lone Star State’s greatest sons and keep him and his family in their prayers.” — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

___

“Texas and America have lost a strong patriot. Ross Perot epitomized the entrepreneurial spirit and the American creed. He gave selflessly of his time and resources to help others in our community, across our country, and around the world. He loved the U.S. military and supported our service members and veterans. Most importantly, he loved his dear wife, children, and grandchildren. Laura and I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Perot family as they celebrate a full life.” — Former President George W. Bush.

___

“We have lost a true Dallas icon. Ross Perot was a veteran, successful businessman, and philanthropist who spent his life working hard to make our city, state, and country better. He personified the American dream and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.” — Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.

___

“Ross Perot was an incredible individual, patriot, entrepreneur and visionary business leader. He was underestimated much of his life and leaves behind a larger than life legacy. He epitomizes all that is great about America. Humble beginnings and a great work ethic are stepping stones to incredible success.” — Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens.

__

“Ross Perot was a remarkable North Texan whose footprint of entrepreneurial spirit, generosity, and leadership extends far beyond our local community. From humble roots in Texarkana, Perot wrote his own success story – embodying the American dream – that continues to make an impact throughout the world.” – Texas Congressman Michael Burgess, District 26.

__

“Elizabeth and I are saddened to hear of Ross Perot’s passing. He was a friend and a man who deeply cared about our nation’s men and women in uniform. We send our heartfelt condolences to his beloved family.” — Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole.

___

“Today, I join with millions of Americans in mourning the passing of Ross Perot. He was a dedicated supporter of our military and a fervent defender of our veterans. I had the honor of working with Ross during my time in the Senate as we fought for much needed medical care for our veterans returning home from Operation Desert Storm … His patriotism, sacrifice and love of country leave a legacy that will stand as an example for generations to come.” — Kay Bailey Hutchison, a former U.S. senator who is currently U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

- Advertisements -
- Advertisements -

Latest News

Republicans sue Texas governor over expanded early voting

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused calls to expand mail-in voting in...

PGIM acquires 30-property industiral portfolio, including 3 in DFW area

PGIM Real Estate has acquired a 30-property industrial portfolio totaling 5.4 million square feet in partnership with Perlmutter Investment Company’s IAC Properties...

Wall Street takes another hit as stocks close sharply lower

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers Wall Street racked up more losses Wednesday...

1 officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case, not for her death

By DYLAN LOVAN and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN Associated Press/Report for America LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury...

Ginsburg remembered as prophet for justice, American icon

By MARK SHERMAN and MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court...