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George W. Romney papers on American Motors Corporation, circa 1946-1965

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7610 Series 1
Contains files related to Romney's career with the American Motors Corporation. Includes newspaper clippings and magazine articles about Romney's rise, documents on Romney's election to Chairman, awards he won for excellence in business, and correspondence related to this part of his career. Dated circa 1946-1965.

Dates

  • circa 1946-1965

Creator

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Extent

10 folders

2 oversize

Biographical history

George W. Romney (1907-1995) was a prominent Mormon politician and businessman.

George Wilcken Romney was born July 8, 1907 to Gaskell Romney and Anna Amelia Pratt in Mexico. In 1913, the family moved to Idaho. Romney served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the British Isles in 1926. Romney married LeNore LaFount on July 2, 1931. They had 4 children: Margo Lynn, Jane LaFount, George Scott, and Willard Mitt.

Romney was the president and chairman of the American Motors Corporation. He ran for Governor of Michigan in 1962 and for United States President in 1968, but dropped out of the race. He served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Richard Nixon. He died July 26, 1995 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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