Margot Birmingham Perot was born on November 15th, 1933 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is renown for being the wife of Ross Perot, a self-made billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician. He is a former two-time candidate for president of the United States who ran in 1992 as an independent candidate and in 1966 as the Reform Party candidate. Perot had been able to establish Electronic Data Systems following a $1,000 loan from his wife.
Perot died on July 9, 2019, at the age of 89 in Dallas, Texas after a battle with leukaemia.
Margot Birmingham Age
She was born on November 15th, 1933 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and is currently 85 years old.
Margot Birmingham Parents
Margot Birmingham is the youngest of five daughters to Donald Cameron Williams Birmingham, a Bank president and Gertrude Price Birmingham, a homemaker mother. According to a 1992 Washington Post article, her family was Republican, so it was “natural” that she became one.
Margot Birmingham Education
Margot Birmingham studied at Greensburg High School, Greensburg, Pa. In High School she was the president of Dolphin Swim Club and earned $75 award for “college expenses.” She graduated 1951 and joined Goucher College, Towson, Maryland for a sociology and anthropology major. In college, she was the president of the College Interfaith Association. She graduated in 1955, and a year later, she was married to Ross Perot.
Margot Birmingham Career
Margot Birmingham began her career as a third-grade teacher at McDonogh School, before opting out for full-time motherhood, just as her own mother, a 1922 Goucher graduate, did. Speaking to The Baltimore Sun she said, “Our children can say their parents were there when they were growing up.”
The only social work the wife of H. Ross Perot would ever come to know would be in the glossy, moneyed, champagne world of Dallas society and philanthropy.
A 1992 article on The Baltimore Sun wrote that Margot Perot is a member of the advisory board of Planned Parenthood in Dallas. She Perot is an advocate of abortion rights. “I believe in as little government intervention as possible,” she says, offering a rare glimpse of her own opinions and ideas. “I believe it’s a moral issue.”
The Perot family which underwrote a women’s and children’s facility at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, elected to name it the Margot Perot Building as a 25th wedding anniversary gift to the wife and mother. The hospital, a colorful, cheery structure devoted to “progressive concepts in women’s health care,” has been the site of protests by anti-abortion forces. In the interview, Margot Perot adds that “few [abortions] are ever performed there in a year.”
According to The Washington Post article, her husband “parlayed the $1,000 she had saved while teaching school into a $3 billion fortune.”
Margot Birmingham Husband
According to a 1992 article on The Baltimore Sun, Margot Birmingham was married to her husband Ross Perot a year after her 1955 graduation from Goucher College. The two met on a blind date in Annapolis, at the time, Perot was the Naval Academy class president.
Speaking to The Baltimore Sun,, she said If she hadn’t fallen for the short, spunky Texan who made her laugh, hadn’t agreed to wear his Navy ring and wait for him as he sailed around the world, she would have stayed in Baltimore after college and pursued a career in social work as she’d planned.
“I probably was from a more prosperous family than most of my friends,” she says. She was one of five daughters of a Pittsburgh bank president, whose ancestors include William Penn, and a “strong mother who believed women could do anything,” whose forebears included the general for whom Greensburg is named. The family moved there when she was 3.
She is credited for her pro-choice stand with her husband’like-minded position. Margot Perot is a devout Presbyterian, she says she doesn’t know how much her views on this issue have influenced her husband’s, but believes, “he probably would have arrived at the same conclusion.”
Margot Birmingham Children
Margot Perot and Ross Perot have five children, Ross Jr., Nancy, Suzanne, Carolyn and Katherine. In addition, Perot had 16 grandchildren.
Who is Ross Perot? His Net Worth & Presidential Bids in 1992 and 1996
Henry Ross Perot was born on June 27th, 1930, and died on July 9th, 2019. He was an American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician. He is a former two-time candidate for president of the United States who ran in 1992 as an independent candidate and in 1966 as the Reform Party candidate.
Perot died on July 9, 2019, at the age of 89 in Dallas, Texas after a battle with leukemia. Perot’s death was first reported by the Dallas Morning News. Their report said that Perot died after a five-month-long battle with leukemia.
According to Forbes, Perot’s Net Worth at the time of his death was $4.1 billion. He was listed number 167th in the richest people in the United States. Perot’s Forbes listing includes the late billionaire’s quote, “The world wants things done, not excuses. One thing done well is worth a million good excuses.”
Perot’s business career began after he left the U.S. Navy in 1957. He first went to work for IBM as a salesman, legend says that he fulfilled his sales quota for the year in two weeks. Perot left IBM in 1992 to form Electronic Data Systems, a company that processed computer data. Among the company’s first big contracts was a U.S. government contract to process Medicare information. A controlling share in Perot’s company was bought by General Motors in 1984 for $2.4 billion.
Perot became a pop culture icon during the 1992 presidential campaign when he launched an independent run for the White House. Despite losing to President Bill Clinton, Perot did gain close to 19 percent of the popular vote. That amounted to close to 20 million votes. Those votes were not enough for Perot to win any electoral college votes as Clinton defeated incumbent George H.W. Bush.
In 1996, Perot did not fare as well but still gained 8.4 percent of the popular vote, amounting to just over eight million votes.