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George W. Romney

George W. RomneyAKA George Wilcken Romney

Born: 8-Jul-1907
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: 26-Jul-1995
Location of death: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Fairview Cemetery, Brighton, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Presidential candidate, admitted brainwashing

Retired from American Motors to enter politics. A Republican, Romney defeated Democrat John D. Swainson for the Governorship of Michigan. He resigned to try for the 1968 presidential nomination of the Republican Party, but a remark he made about having been "brainwashed" into supporting the Vietnam War made him unelectable to that high office. He died during the fitness craze of the 1990's, from a heart attack while exercising on a treadmill.

Father: Gaskell Romney
Mother: Anna Amelia Pratt Romney
Wife: Lenore LaFount (m. 2-Jul-1931)
Son: Mitt Romney (Governor of Massachusetts, b. 12-Mar-1947)
Daughter: Lynn Keenan
Daughter: Jane Romney
Son: G. Scott Romney

    University: University of Utah (no degree)
    University: George Washington University (no degree)

    American Motors President (1954-62)
    Member of the Board of American Motors (as Chairman, 1954-62)
    Governor of Michigan (1963-69)
    US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1969-73)
    Religious Mission: Mormon England & Scotland (1926-28)
    Appendectomy Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI (Feb-1957)
    Traveled to the USSR Dec-1967
    Heart Attack
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

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