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Career

Government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
20032007
Governor of the Commonwealth Boston, Massachusetts USA
Bain Capital
19842002
President, Managing General Partner, Chief Executive Officer Boston, Massachusetts USA
Bain & Company
19911992
Chief Executive Officer Boston, Massachusetts USA
19771984
Vice-president Boston, Massachusetts USA
Boston Consulting Group
19751977
Management Consultant Boston, Massachusetts USA

Directorships

2012–present
Marriott International Member, Board of Directors
19932002
Marriott International Member, Board of Directors
20092011
Marriott International Member, Board of Directors

Professional affiliations

20032007
Republican Governors Association Chairman (2006)

Accomplishments of note

2012
Candidate: Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in 2012 National USA election with Paul Ryan, United States Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin, as the vice-presidential candidate on his ticket Won the Republican Party’s nomination ; but was defeated in the general election by incumbent Democrat President Barak Obama  
2010
Author, non-fiction: No Apology - The Case for American Greatness Publisher: St. Martin's Press
2008
Candidate: in primary campaigns seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2008 Primary elections in states across the USA Unsuccessful in securing the Republican Party nomination for President, which went to John S. McCain, Senator for Arizona
2007
Author, non-fiction: Turnaround - Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games with Timothy Robinson Publisher: Regnery Publishing
2002
Candidate: Republican Party nominee for Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State of Massachusetts, USA Won the election with 50 percent of the vote  
1994
Candidate: Republican Party nominee for United States Senator for Massachusetts State of Massachusetts, USA Defeated by incumbent Democrat Senator Edward M. Kennedy  
1984
Founder: Bain Capital Boston, Massachusetts USA

Community

Community service

19992002
XIX Olympic Games Organizing Committee in 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah USA President and Chief Executive Officer
19861994
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Boston, Massachusetts USA President, Boston Stake
19811986
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Belmont, Massachusetts USA Bishop of the Ward
19661968
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints France Missionary

Community honors and awards

2012
Canterbury Medal The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
2005
Distinguished Alumni Award Cranbrook School
Nationality
American
Politics
Republican
Denomination
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Education

University
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah USA Bachelor of Arts English 19681971 Graduated with highest honors, and a GPA of 3.97
University
Stanford University Stanford, California USA 19651966
Law School
Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration Law and business administration 19711975 Cum laude; Baker Scholar; top 5 percent of this law school class
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2012
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia USA Doctor of Humanities
2007
Hillsdale College Hillsdale, Michigan USA Doctor of Public Service
2004
Suffolk University Law School Boston, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Public Administration
2002
Bentley College Waltham, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Laws
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah USA Doctor of Business

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
March 12, 1947
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Detroit, Michigan USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1969–present
Ann Lois (Davies) Romney   5 children Taggart Romney   (1970) Matthew Romney  (1971) Joshua Romney  (1975) Benjamin Romney   (1978) Craig Romney   (1981)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
16

Parents

Father
George Wilcken W. Romney (1907-1995)
Mother
Lenore (LaFount) Romney (1908-1998)

Grandparents

Father's father
Gaskell ROMNEY 1871-1955)
Father's mother
Anna Amelia (Pratt) Romney (1876-1926)
Mother's father
Harold Arundel LAFOUNT (1880-1952)
Mother's mother
Alma Luella (Robison) LaFount (1882-1938)

Ancestry

English, German, Scottish