Zig Ziglar

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"Zig" Ziglar
Zig Ziglar at Get Motivated Seminar, Cow Palace 2009-3-24 3.JPG
Ziglar in March 2009
Born(1926-11-06)November 6, 1926
Coffee County, Alabama, U.S.
DiedNovember 28, 2012(2012-11-28) (aged 86)
Plano, Texas, U.S.
Cause of death
Pneumonia
Resting place
McKinney, Texas
Other namesHilary Hinton Ziglar
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina
OccupationSalesman, motivational speaker, author
Political party
Republican
ReligionBaptist
Spouse(s)Jean Ziglar (married 1946–2012, his death)
Children

Suzan Ziglar Witmeyer (died 1995)
Tom Ziglar
Cindy Ziglar Oates
Julie Ziglar Norman

Seven grandchildren
 
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"Zig" Ziglar
Zig Ziglar at Get Motivated Seminar, Cow Palace 2009-3-24 3.JPG
Ziglar in March 2009
Born(1926-11-06)November 6, 1926
Coffee County, Alabama, U.S.
DiedNovember 28, 2012(2012-11-28) (aged 86)
Plano, Texas, U.S.
Cause of death
Pneumonia
Resting place
McKinney, Texas
Other namesHilary Hinton Ziglar
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina
OccupationSalesman, motivational speaker, author
Political party
Republican
ReligionBaptist
Spouse(s)Jean Ziglar (married 1946–2012, his death)
Children

Suzan Ziglar Witmeyer (died 1995)
Tom Ziglar
Cindy Ziglar Oates
Julie Ziglar Norman

Seven grandchildren

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

Biography[edit]

Zig Ziglar was born in Coffee County in southeastern Alabama to parents John Silas Ziglar and Lila Wescott Ziglar. He was the tenth of twelve children.[1]

In 1931, when Ziglar was five years old, his father took a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he spent most of his early childhood. The next year, his father died of a stroke, and his younger sister died two days later.

Ziglar served in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He was in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program and attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

In 1944, he met his wife, Jean, in the capital city of Mississippi, Jackson; he was seventeen and she was sixteen. They married in late 1946.[2]

Ziglar later worked as a salesman in a succession of companies. In 1968, he became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance company, moving to Dallas, Texas.

As of 2010, Ziglar still traveled around taking part in motivational seminars, despite a fall down a flight of stairs in 2007 that left him with short-term memory problems. State Representative Chris Greeley of Maine mentions Ziglar in the credits of his CD on public speaking.[3]

Ziglar wove his Christianity into his motivational work. He was also an open Republican who endorsed former Governor Mike Huckabee for his party's presidential nomination in 2008.[4]

Death[edit]

Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, died at the age of eighty-six at a hospital in Plano, Texas, on November 28, 2012.[5]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Cecil (March 28, 2004). "Memoir Zigzags Through Life Of Salesman, Speaker". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Casey, Erin. "Zig Ziglar's Lessons From The Top". Success Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ Vanderlaan, Jon (September 11, 2010). "Zig Ziglar still making a difference". Plano Star Courier. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Red Phillips, 'Zig Ziglar, R.I.P.', November 29, 2012". conservativetimes.org. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Lynch, Rene (November 28, 2012). "Zig Ziglar dies at 86; motivational speaker inspired millions". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Milburn E. Calhoun obituary, Monroe News Star, January 11, 2012.

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