Ling, James

Ling, James (Joseph)

(1922–  ) electronics manufacturer, conglomerate organizer; born in Hugo, Okla. His Dallas electrical contracting firm (formed 1946) acquired numerous electronics and aircraft companies and became the conglomerate Ling-Temco-Vought Corporation (LTV) (1961), which in turn he diversified into the largest conglomerate in the country. After his removal as chairman (1970) he managed other holding companies.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.