Latest On George Romney

  • Martin Luther King Jr. And The Romneys

    Mitt Romney’s roots in civil rights issues run deep. His father marched for civil rights, and communicated with Dr. Martin Luther King. Although George Romney, the former Michigan Governor and HUD Secretary, never met Dr. King, his wife Lenore did on at least one occasion.

    Andrew Kaczynski 2 years ago 6 responses

  • George Romney’s FBI File

    The file, a compiled history of FBI investigations before his federal appointments, offers insight into the life and character of the former Governor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary. Agents’ background interviews paint a picture of a Governor with a passion for civil rights, strict adherence to his Mormon faith, his “sensational tennis skills,” and a friendly relationship with big labor. It also includes warm personal correspondence with FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Here is the entire 345 page FBI file covering Romney’s life until 1992.

    Andrew Kaczynski 2 years ago respond

  • George Romney And Nelson Rockefeller

    Nelson Rockefeller’s name has become synonymous with moderate Republican positions. When George Romney ran for President in 1968, he borrowed much of his staff from Rockefeller’s ‘64 run. Here are three great archival clips showing their relationship.

    Andrew Kaczynski 2 years ago 1 response

  • Photo Exclusive: When George Romney Met Saul Alinsky

    In the wake of the devastating Detroit riots of the summer of 1967, Michigan Gov. George Romney — a liberal Republican — met the radical organizer Saul Alinsky to discuss the grievances of the urban black poor. Now Romney’s son is fighting for the Republican nomination, and his main rival, Newt Gingrich, has made Barack Obama’s alleged ties to Alinsky a centerpiece of his campaign.

    Andrew Kaczynski 2 years ago 5 responses