- approximately 1943-2007
- Romney, George W., 1907-1995 (Creator, Person)
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4 cartons (4 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes (2.66 linear ft.)
2 boxes ((1 linear ft.) )
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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George Romney was an important Mormon politician. Although he was not from Utah, he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Second addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
- Register of the George W. Romney personal papers
- Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
- 2011 June
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- 2012 April 27; 2012 August 28: Addition processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John Murphy, curator. Second addition processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2012.