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Ronna Romney McDaniel collection of George W. Romney papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8578

Content Description

Contains copies of letter from George W. Romney to Rona Romney, and a digital copy of George W. Romney newspaper articles at the time of his death, dated 1990-1995.


  • 1990-1995


Conditions Governing Access

Donor restricted until the death of the donor.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Ronna Romney McDaniel (1973- ) is the granddaughter of George W. Romney and a National Republican Committee member.

Ronna Romney McDaniel was born in 1973 to parents George Scott and Ronna Eileen Stern Romney. She grew up and went to school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, then went to Brigham Young University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She married Patrick McDaniel, also a Brigham Young University graduate, and together they have two children.

She worked and lived around the country before returning to Michigan, where she settled near family in Northville. She continues her family's political legacy as she served in various positions, from her local PTA, to serving on the governor's Board of Marriage and Family Therapists, to the 2012 political director for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, and currently as the National Republican Committee Woman from Michigan.

McDaniel currently lives in Northville, Michigan.

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. In 1926, Romney served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the British Isles. George 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 became Governor of Michigan in 1962. He also ran 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.


3 folder (0.2 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

All items in this collection are addressed to and belong to Ronna Romney McDaniel. She donated a copy of them to the library in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ronna Romney McDaniel; 2014.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.

Register of Ronna Romney McDaniel collection of George W. Romney papers
Margaret Weddle
2014 October 1
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States