Before Mitt, There Was George

Religious dedication comes as naturally as selling Ramblers to Romney, whose forebears were Mormon pioneers.  The son of Gaskell and Anna Romney, George Wilcken Romney was born July 8, 1907, in Chihuahua, Mexico, where many Mormons-including his grandfather, who sired 30 children by four wives- fled when Congress outlawed polygamy in 1885.  Needlers frequently ask: “how many wives did Brigham Young have?”  Romney’s answer: “Enough that he didn’t have to bother with any man’s wife.”

Newsweek February 19, 1962

Before Mitt, There Was George

Religious dedication comes as naturally as selling Ramblers to Romney, whose forebears were Mormon pioneers.  The son of Gaskell and Anna Romney, George Wilcken Romney was born July 8, 1907, in Chihuahua, Mexico, where many Mormons-including his grandfather, who sired 30 children by four wives- fled when Congress outlawed polygamy in 1885.  Needlers frequently ask: “how many wives did Brigham Young have?”  Romney’s answer: “Enough that he didn’t have to bother with any man’s wife.”

Newsweek February 19, 1962