His wisdom will be missed.
Former President Bill Clinton
"Ross Perot was a unique figure in American business and politics who lived a full and fascinating life. Although we were opponents in 1992 and 1996, I respected Ross for his support for our veterans, the business he built, and the passion he brought to his politics. He wanted to do something about the big budget deficit and rising national debt, which kept interest rates too high and took too much of middle-class Americans' income. He was a feisty and effective debater, as Al Gore and I can both confirm. We can all be grateful for his enduring patriotism, active citizenship and devotion to our veterans. Hillary and I send our thoughts and prayers to Margot, their children, and grandchildren."
The Salvation Army
H. Ross Perot had a special place in his heart for The Salvation Army since childhood. Over and over while growing up, he heard the story about how the brother he never knew, Gabriel Ross Perot Jr. — who died of spinal meningitis before Ross was born — would pass a tambourine through the crowd in downtown Texarkana on Saturday nights to collect donations for The Salvation Army.
"The story we all heard about through our childhood was when The Salvation Army band would come down and play," Perot said. "They would give him the tambourine at the end of the concert, and he would pass the tambourine. It was the high point of the Saturday night."