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Sen. Mitt Romney [R, UT]


Mitt Romney hails from a prominent political family — his father, George, was an automotive executive, the 43rd governor of Michigan, Republican candidate for president, and a cabinet member under Richard Nixon. Romney began his college studies at Stanford University, but left to embark on a Mormon mission to France. When he returned, he completed his degree at Brigham Young University and later earned a joint M.B.A/J.D. from Harvard University. At Bain & Company, where he was given the opportunity to head a spin-off private equity firm, Bain Capital, he made his fortune.


Mitt Romney stepped into the national spotlight in 1999, when he took over as president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee. He helped rescue the 2002 Winter Olympic Games from financial and ethical woes, and helmed the successful Salt Lake City Games in 2002. Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts in 2003. In 2012, Mitt Romney earned the Republican Party's presidential nomination, losing in the general election to incumbent President Obama.


Location Utah
Party Republican

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