George W. Romney

Politician

1907 – 1995

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Who was George W. Romney?

George Wilcken Romney was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962, the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. He was the father of former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the husband of former Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Lenore Romney.

Romney was born to American parents living in the Mormon colonies in Mexico; events during the Mexican Revolution forced his family to flee back to the United States when he was a child. The family lived in several states and ended up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they struggled during the Great Depression. Romney worked in a number of jobs, served as a Mormon missionary in the United Kingdom, and attended several colleges in the U.S. but did not graduate from any.

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Born
Jul 8, 1907
Colonia Dublán
Also known as
  • George Romney
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Mormonism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • George Washington University
Lived in
  • Salt Lake City
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Chihuahua
Died
Jul 26, 1995
Bloomfield Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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