George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962, the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969 and 3rd United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973.
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George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962. He served the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He was also the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973.
George W. Romney (1907–1995), businessman, Governor of Michigan, U.S. presidential candidate, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, Mitt Romney's father; G. Scott Romney (born 1941), Michigan lawyer and politician, son of George W. Romney and brother of Mitt Romney; G. Ott Romney (1892–1973), American football player, coach and college athletics administrator; See also
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The Romney family is prominent in U.S. politics. Notable Romney family members include George W. Romney, the 43rd Governor of Michigan, and his son, Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney was 70th Governor of Massachusetts, Republican nominee for President of the United States in 2012, and is currently U.S. Senator for Utah. George W. Romney's father was Gaskell Romney, and his mother was Anna Amelia Pratt. Anna's grandfather was the renowned early Latter-day Saint apostle Parley Parker Pratt. Authors Richard
Miles Romney was born in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire, on July 13, 1806. He was the son of George Romney, Jr. and Sarah King. He married Elizabeth Gaskell on November 16, 1830 in Dalton-in-Furness and both were converts to the LDS Church. He was an architect and designed the St. George Tabernacle and Brigham Young Winter Home and Office, the latter with his son, Miles Park Romney. Miles Romney died in St. George, Utah on May 3, 1877. George Romney was the son of Miles Romney and Elizabeth Gaske
George Romney's wife Lenore LaFount's family of origin: 1. Harold Arundel Lafount born in Birmingham, Warwick, England 5 Jan. 1880, died Detroit, Mich., 21 Oct. 1952. Used the spelling "Lafount". Commissioner of Federal Radio Commission 1927-1934, nominated by U.S President Calvin Coolidge. He later managed a number of well-known radio stations in the northeastern United States and was president of the National Independent Broadcasters. He was the father of Lenore Romney, the father-in-law of bu
George Wilcken Romney (Chihuahua, 8 de julho de 1907 — Bloomfield Hills, 26 de julho de 1995), foi governador de Michigan entre 1963 e 1969. Empresário e político norte-americano, era um membro do Partido Republicano e pai do ex-governador de Massachusetts Mitt Romney. 
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George Romney ran for the 1968 Republican Party nomination in the 1968 United States presidential election. Romney was the Governor of Michigan and automaker who focused his campaign on the issues of fiscal responsibility, welfare reform, and the Vietnam War. If elected, he would have been the first Mormon president.
Questions were occasionally asked about Romney's eligibility to hold the office of President due to his birth in Mexico, given an asserted ambiguity in the United States Constitution over the phrase "natural-born citizen". His Mormon paternal grandfather and his three wives had gone to Mexico in 1886, but none of them ever relinquished U.S. citizenship. Romney's parents chose U.S. citizenship for their children, including George. The family left Mexico and came to the United States in 1912 durin
Romney's campaign began with the official announcement of candidacy on November 18, 1967, at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Detroit, Michigan. Romney said that he had "decided to fight for and win the Republican nomination and election to the Presidency of the United States."
Romney was lent all of Nelson Rockefeller's top political aides from the 1964 Presidential campaign. These people included: 1. Hugh Morrow, for speech writing 2. George Gilder, founder of the Ripon Society 3. Henry Kissinger, who tutored Romney on foreign policy. In 1967, Leonard W. Hall became Romney's informal campaign manager.
Romney favored fiscal responsibility without raising taxes. His campaign focused on governorship of Michigan, where he inherited a debt of $100 million and turned it around to restore Michigan's reputation for fiscal responsibility. He favored a tax-code reform. Romney supported
Romney supported the Marshall Plan following World War II, maintaining that aid to foreign nations should be "...in the form of private investment, rather than governmental handouts." At the time of the election, he believed America's international commitments overreached its bou
The wide margin of victory in Romney's November 1966 gubernatorial re-election in Michigan cast him to the forefront of national Republicans. In addition to his political record, the tall, handsome, graying Romney looked like a president. Republican governors were determined not to let the 1964 Barry Goldwater disaster recur, and neither fellow governors Nelson Rockefeller nor Bill Scranton wanted to run again; the governors quickly settled on Romney as their favorite for the Republican presiden
George Wilcken Romney, född 8 juli 1907 i Nuevo Casas Grandes kommun, Chihuahua, Mexiko, död 26 juli 1995 i Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, var en amerikansk republikansk politiker och affärsman. Han var guvernör i Michigan (1963–1969) och USA:s bostadsminister (1969–1973).
The George W. Romney Building - ("The Romney Building") is the Governor of Michigan 's main office, and houses other State of Michigan offices. The building is named after George W. Romney, the 43rd Governor and father of Mitt Romney. The building has a ten-story atrium, beginning on the fourth floor.
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George Romney was an English portrait painter. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures – including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson.
Romney was born in Beckside in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire, the 3rd son of John Romney, cabinet maker, and Anne Simpson. Raised in a cottage named High Cocken in modern-day Barrow-in-Furness, he was sent to school at nearby Dendron. He appears to have been an indifferent student and was withdrawn at the age of 11 and apprenticed to his father's business instead. He proved to have a natural ability for drawing and making things from wood – including violins. From the age of 15, he was ...
In 1757, Romney rejoined his wife and young son in Kendal, working as a portraitist, landscape and historical painter. In this period he became friends with Adam Walker, the inventor and writer, and also pursued musical interests in his spare time. In March 1762, he parted from h
In 1763, Romney entered his painting, The Death of General Wolfe, into a Royal Society of Arts competition. According to friends of Romney, he was awarded the second prize of 50 guineas, but this was later reduced to 25 guineas on questionable grounds. It is said that Sir Joshua
By 1772 Romney was financially secure enough to make the journey to Italy to study the great artists of the past, as he had always intended. He set off in March, making his way through Europe and arriving in Rome in June. A letter of introduction allowed him to meet the Pope, Cle
Romney's work is on display at many museums and art Galleries in the UK, North America and elsewhere: UK and Ireland
Young Man with a Flute, late 1760s Dallas Museum of Art
Marion George Romney was an apostle and a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Marion G. Romney President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles November 10, 1985 – May 20, 1988 PredecessorEzra Taft Benson SuccessorHoward W. Hunter Quorum of the Twelve Apostles November 5, 1985 – May 20, 1988 First Counselor in the First Presidency December 2, 1982 – November 5, 1985 Called bySpencer W. Kimball End reasonDissolution of First Presidency upon ...
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