|George Wilcken Romney|
|President||Richard M. Nixon|
|Preceded by||Robert Coldwell Wood|
|Succeeded by||James Thomas Lynn|
January 1, 1963 – January 22, 1969
|Preceded by||John Swainson|
|Succeeded by||William Milliken|
|Born|| July 8, 1907|
Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico
|Died|| July 26, 1995|
|Political party|| Unaffiliated before 1959|
|Children||Four, including Scott Romney and Mitt Romney|
|Alma mater||Attended three colleges for brief periods but did not graduate|
Former president of American Motors (1954-1962)
George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was a successful U.S. businessman, having chaired the American Motors Corporation. He was the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969 and served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. Romney was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 1968.
As governor he sanctioned a personal and corporate income tax and promoted civil rights legislation. A Rockefeller Republican who in many ways resembled his son Mitt Romney, he dramatically expanded government spending from his predecessor. Upon leaving public life he founded the National Center for Voluntary Activity.