MICHIGAN TRAILS -
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George W. Romney
Governor from 1963 - 1969

George Wilken Romney was born in Chihuahua Mexico, 8 Jul 1907 the son of Gaskell & Anna Amelia (Pratt) Romney. Married Lenore LaFount in 1931. She was born 1909. He has 4 children - Mitt Romeny (Governor of Massachusetts), Lynn, Jane and G. Scott. He retired from American Motors to enter politics, is a Republican who defeated Democrat John D. Swanson 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 in Bloomfield Hills MI, 26 July 1995 during the fitness craze of the 1990's, from a heart attack while exercising on a treadmill. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Brighton, MI. His religion is Mormon.

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