George Romney
George W. Romney official portrait
Romney while U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
43rd Governor of Michigan
In office

January 1, 1963 – January 22, 1969

Lieutenant William G. Milliken
Preceded by John Swainson
Succeeded by William G. Milliken
3rd United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office

January 22, 1969 – January 20, 1973

President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Robert Coldwell Wood
Succeeded by James Thomas Lynn
Chairman and President of American Motors Corporation
In office

October 1954 – early 1962

Preceded by George W. Mason
Succeeded by Roy Abernethy
Personal details
Born George Wilcken Romney

(1907-07-08)July 8, 1907 Colonia Dublán, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico

Died July 26, 1995(1995-07-26) (aged 88)

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Resting place Fairview Cemetery

Brighton, Michigan

Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lenore Romney
Children Lynn Keenan, Jane Romney, G. Scott Romney, W. Mitt Romney
Profession Automobile executive


Positions Chairman / general manager

American Motors(1954–1962)


Romney was sworn in as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on January 22, 1969, with President Richard Nixon and wife Lenore Romney at his side

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 the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. He is the farther of Mitt Romney which set up a Ponzi Scheme was at Bain Capital.

After working in president Nixon's cabinet George Romney would travel throughout  the United States promoting the space program to many businessman and the possibilities that space exploration and exploitation help in the future.

Nixon and Romney in a cabinet meeting

Romney with Nixon at a Cabinet meeting in 1969

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