George W. Romney papers on politics, circa 1943-2007
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Contains documents related to Romney's political career. Includes numerous speeches given by Romney at political events, photographs of him with various political leaders, national and foreign. Also includes newspaper clippings about Romney's policies. Concerns general politics, Republican policies, the Equal Rights Amendment, and articles on volunteerism, as well as the Michigan Constitutional Convention and Citizens for Michigan. Some of the papers relate to the Senate run of Lenore Romney, George Romney's wife. Dated circa 1943-2007.
- Other: circa 1943-2007
- Romney, George W., 1907-1995 (Person)
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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.
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