Mitt Romney is an American politician and businessman. He served as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is now a possible Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. EDUinReview will now take a look at his education background.
Romney was born on March 12, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan. His parents are George and Lenore Romney. Romney has three older siblings and one younger sibling. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and attended a private preparatory school called Cranbrook School from seventh grade through twelfth grade. During his senior year at Cranbook, he joined the cross country team. He met his future wife, Ann, during his senior year; the two agreed to get married at his graduation in 1965, but did not end up getting married until March 21, 1969.
Romney attended Stanford University for one year and then moved to France to serve as a Mormon missionary for 30 months. When he returned to the USA, Ann had started attending Brigham Young University and Romney decided to join her there. He graduated from BYU in 1971, where he studied English and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Then, at his father’s urging, Romney decided to pursue a joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration degree at Harvard. In 1975, he graduated cum laude from the school and was named a Baker Scholar for being in the top five percent of his class.
Romney first entered the political arena in 1994 when he ran for a U.S. Senate position in Massachusetts. Before this, Romney had been registered as an independent but he changed his political affiliation to Republican during this time. Ted Kennedy won this election, but Romney came very close to winning and he had established himself as an upcoming political force.
In 2002, Romney ran for the position of Massachusetts Governor. He was elected governor in November 2002, winning by only five percent. He served one term as governor and then set his sights on a bigger goal. In 2007, he announced plans to run for the Republican nomination for president.
Romney was one of the front-runners for the Republican nominee for President of the USA but the role was eventually taken by John McCain. Since then, Romeny has been getting ready to run again. He wrote a book to explain his economic and geopolitical views and many polls have placed him in the top three favorites for Republican nominees for presidency.
Romeny formally announced that he was starting his campaign for presidency on June 2, 2011.
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