Need a Rescue? Call Ross

He says he is the kind of guy who likes to "stir things up." No one who has marveled at the freewheeling and shrewdly eccentric career of H. (for Henry) Ross Perot will argue with that description. The blunt-spoken, impulsive founder of Electronic Data Systems, who managed last week both to goad mighty General Motors into an expensive estrangement and get his name involved in Washington's Iran-contra scandal, has been variously called a dictator, a superpatriot and an inspiring, unassuming employer-philanthropist. He is also one of America's wealthiest men. His scrappy individualism and spectacular feats of corporate derring-do are the stuff...

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