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.