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Lenore Emily Romney (LaFount)

Birthplace: Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States
Death: Died in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Place of Burial: Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan, United States
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Daughter of Harold Arundel Arundel Lafount, Sr. and Alma Luella Luella Lafount
Wife of George W. Romney, Governor of Michigan
Mother of <private> Robinson (Romney); <private> Romney; <private> Romney; Mitt Romney, 70th Governor of Massachusetts; Lynn Keenan and 2 others
Sister of Harold Arundel Lafount, Jr.; Elsie Evlyn Richards; Constance Mildred Scowcroft and Ruth Rozetta LaFount

Managed by: Atheena M. Romney
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About Lenore Emily Romney

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

Lenore LaFount Romney (November 9, 1908 – July 7, 1998) was a former First Lady of Michigan and a Michigan politician.

Romney was born in Logan, Utah to Harold Arundel LaFount (1880-1952) and Alma Luella Robison (1882-1938).[1] She was the wife of former Michigan Governor George W. Romney, having married him on July 2, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the mother of Mitt Romney, who was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. She had three other children: Lynn, Jane, and G. Scott Romney.

She married George Romney while he was a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., after he convinced her to give up a budding acting career in Los Angeles. She abandoned a three-year contract she had just signed with MGM. The couple then moved to Michigan, where George Romney worked as an automobile executive.

When her husband was elected Governor of Michigan, she became the state's first lady. She moved back to Washington in 1969, when her husband became the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the administration of President Richard Nixon. In 1970, Mrs. Romney ran for the United States Senate from Michigan but was defeated by incumbent Democrat Philip A. Hart by a wide margin.

Lenore Romney died in Michigan and is interred in Fairview Cemetery in Brighton, Michigan, in the same grave as her husband.

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Lenore Romney', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 29 January 2011, 03:17 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lenore_Romney&oldid=410688280> [accessed 25 March 2011]

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Lenore Emily Romney's Timeline

November 9, 1908
Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States
March 12, 1947
Age 38
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
July 7, 1998
Age 89
Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, United States