Techies turned politicians

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Ross Perot

Ross Perot

Tech credentials: Perot became a computer salesman for IBM in the late 1950s and in 1962 he founded Electronic Data Systems in Dallas. EDS is now a subsidiary of HP.

Political life: Perot ran for U.S. president in both 1992 and 1996 as a third-party candidate, receiving almost 19% of the popular vote in the '92 election captured by Bill Clinton.

Republished with permission from NetworkWorld. (View original version.)

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