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George Romney

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George Romney
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Governor of Michigan
In office
January 1, 1963 - January 22, 1969
PredecessorJohn B. Swainson (D)
DiedJuly 26, 1995
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 1966
First electedNovember 6, 1962
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJuly 8, 1907
Place of birthChihuahua, Mexico
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 - July 26, 1995) was the 43rd Governor of Michigan and a candidate for president in 1968. A Republican, he served from 1963 until his resignation in 1969 to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to President Richard Nixon.[1]


Before being elected to the office of the Governor of Michigan, Romney was CEO of American Motors.[1]

Political Career

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1969-1973)

Romney left his post as Governor to become the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Nixon administration.[1][2]

Governor of Michigan (1963-1969)

Romney was elected as the Governor of Michigan in 1962. He was then re-elected in 1964, and 1966.[3]

See also

Governor of Michigan


Political offices
Preceded by
John B. Swainson (D)
Governor of Michigan
1963 - 1969
Succeeded by
William G. Milliken (R)