- G. Scott Romney
name = G. Scott Romney
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Kevin Romney, George M. Romney, Ronna McDaniel, Mark H. Romney, Christina Romney, Madison Romney, Griffin Romney
George Scott Romney is an American Republican politician and lawyer in the state of
Michigan. He sits on the Michigan State UniversityBoard of Trustees [cite web|url= http://trustees.msu.edu/romney.html|title= Michigan State University Board of Trustees|publisher=trustees.msu.edu|accessdate=2008-09-16] . A member of the Pratt-Romney family—a well-known political family in Michigan—he is the son of former Michigan Governor George W. Romney[cite web|url=http://www.nndb.com/people/399/000044267/|title= George W. Romney|publisher=nndb.com|accessdate=2007-09-16] and brother of the former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney[cite web|url=http://www.nndb.com/people/373/000044241/|title= Mitt Romney|publisher=nndb.com|accessdate=2007-09-11] . He goes by the name of "Scott."
Romney received his BA in
economicsfrom Michigan State University in 1966 and graduated from Harvard Law Schoolin 1969. In 1976, he joined the law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP [cite web|url= http://www.honigman.com/professionals/xprProfessionalDetailsHon.aspx?xpST=ProfessionalDetail&professional=617|title= Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP |publisher=honigman.com|accessdate=2008-09-16] in Detroit. Prior to that, Scott Romney practiced law in New York City. He also served as president of the Lakeway Corporation in Austin, Texas. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Compuware Corporation[cite web|url= http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=63349&p=irol-govboard|title= Compuware Board of Trustees|publisher=compuware.com|accessdate=2008-9-16] , a publicly-traded company that is listed on the NASDAQunder the symbol CPWR. He also serves on the board of directors for Blue HealthCare Bank. [cite web|url= http://www.bcbs.com/news/bcbsa/blue-healthcare-bank.html
title= Blue Healthcare Bank Board of Directors|publisher=www.bcbs.com|accessdate=2008-9-16]
He is active in Hospice of Michigan, Convergence Transportation Electronics Association, The Children's Center of Wayne County, the National Conference for Community and Justice, Detroit Area Council of
Boy Scouts of America, and New Detroit.
He was formerly married to
Ronna Romney, the Republican U. S. Senate Candidate in Michigan in 1996. He has seven children: Kevin, George, Ronna, Mark, Christina, Madison, and Griffin. He also has four grandchildren: Abigail, Nash, Isabella and Adelyn. Romney is currently married to Ellen Rogers.
In 1998, Romney announced his candidacy for the office of
Michigan Attorney General[cite web|url= http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3827/is_199809/ai_n8815086
title= Attorney General Bid|publisher=findarticles.com|accessdate=2008-9-16] . That office had been held for 37 years by one person, Democrat
Frank Kelley. However, for health reasons, Kelley announced his retirement as Michigan Attorney General that same year (1998). The Republican Governor at the time, John Engler, backed U.S. Attorney John Smietankaagainst Kelley, despite the strong likelihood that Kelley would easily win re-election. However, upon Kelley's surprising announcement that he was not seeking re-election, Engler swithced from supporting Smietanka to supporting Scott Romney for the Republican nomination. What followed was a power struggle at the Michigan Republican Partyconvention with influential Michigan Republican and Smietanka supporter Chuck Yob. Romney lost his bid for the nomination to become Michigan Attorney General; Smietanka won the nomination. Smietanka went on to lose the attorney general's race in the general election to the Democratic Party candidate, attorney Jennifer Granholm. It is considered by some political pundits that the Republican Party in Michigan remains fractured to this day because of this 1998 Republican Convention battle.
Governor Engler subsequently appointed Scott Romney to the
Michigan State UniversityBoard of Trustees in August 2000. Romney ran for and won a full eight-year term in November 2000. His term expires in January 2009.
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