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Herb Kelleher

Nationality: American
Profession: Lawyer, Businessperson
From: March 12, 1931 To January 3, 2019
Age: 88 Years

About Herb Kelleher

Herb Kelleher was born on 12th of March 1931 in Camden, New Jersey. His father name was Harry Kelleher who was the general manager at a Campbell's Soup factory and his mother name was Ruth Moore. He married to Joan Negley in 1955 and they have four children.

He completed his graduation from Haddon Heights High School. And then he went to Wesleyan University for further studies and there he was an Olin Scholar and where his major was English and his minor Philosophy. And after getting his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan he went to New York University for his law degree from there. And then he practice law before relocating to Texas.

He moved to Texas where he starts a business. Herbert ‘Herb’ Dwight Kelleher co-founded the pioneering airlines ‘Southwest’. He established the airline company in 1971 which offers low fares to passengers by excluding needless services. In 2008 Kelleher resign from the post of Chairman and the Board of Directors. In 2010 he was reappointed at the post.

His company is the most liked airlines company because of its low fares and the jolly behavior of its employees. Jolly behavior doesn’t means they are not serious in doing their jobs. This company is most liked and in the leading five companies in America.

Kelleher was also a good author he wrote many interesting and deep meaning quotes for his Clients and his followers. His amazing quote is given below,

“A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear.”

Now he is not with us. He was died on 3rd January 2019 at the age of 87. He got many awards due to his struggle such as the ‘Tony Jannus Award for outstanding leadership in the commercial aviation industry’ (1993), the ‘L. Welch Pogue Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aviation’ (2005) and ‘Charles Lindbergh Award for Excellence in aviation’ (2006). He got the ‘Bower Award’ for business leadership in 2003.

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