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Mitt Romney Biography

Birth Name:
Willard Mitt Romney
Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Fast Facts

  • Originally enrolled at Stanford University in 1965, but left after one year for a thirty-month Mormon mission in France
  • Began his business career as a corporate adviser for the Boston Consulting Group in 1976
  • Co-founded the investment firm Bain Capital in 1984
  • Ran for a seat in the U
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  • Senate in Massachusetts in 1994, but lost to long-time Democrat incumbent Ted Kennedy
  • Served as the president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City
  • Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, and served in office from 2003 to 2007
  • Ran for President in 2008, losing out in the Republican primaries to John McCain
  • Won the Republican nomination for President in 2012, but was defeated in the general election by President Barack Obama