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Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study: George Romney Republican: The Rise and Fall of Mitt's Political Mentor

September 13, 2012

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
General Research Division

From his 1962 election as Michigan governor until he withdrew two weeks before the 1968 New Hampshire primary, George Romney was a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. But the successful auto executive who got into politics preaching nonpartisan citizen participation was overwhelmed by his inconsistencies and antagonized Republican colleagues--both conservative and liberal. Going beyond his "brainwashing" gaffe, author John R. Bohrer, a writer in residence in the Library's Allen Room, explores the political biography of the first Romney to run for president.

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