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George W. Romney church and other papers, circa 1954-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7610 Series series 3

Scope and Contents note

Contains the personal papers and church papers of Romney. Includes letters from friends and church leaders, handwritten notes, copy of a devotional address given at Brigham Young University (BYU), and other photographs. Dated circa 1954-2007.


  • Other: circa 1954-2007


Conditions Governing Access note

Privacy restricted until 2021; permission to use materials may be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the George Romney papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

From the Collection:

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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