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Herb Kelleher, chairman of Southwest Airlines, speaks at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Dallas. Photo: Jon Freilich/ Bloomberg News.

Herbert Kelleher rose from a San Antonio lawyer for an upstart intra-Texas airline to become co-founder and head of Southwest Airlines, revolutionizing the industry along the way. On Thursday, Kelleher died at the age of 87.

Sue Reisinger

Senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: sreisinger@alm.com

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