Biography of Willard Mitt Romney
By The Associated Press
NAME: Willard Mitt Romney
AGE: 59; born March 12, 1947, in Detroit
RESIDENCE: Belmont, Mass.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of arts degree, Brigham Young University, 1971; master’s degree in business administration, Harvard Business School, 1975; law degree, Harvard Law School, 1975.
POLITICAL CAREER: Massachusetts governor, 2003-2007; ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate seat against Democratic incumbent Edward Kennedy in Massachusetts, 1994.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: – CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics, 1999-2002; joined Boston-based Bain & Co., a management consulting firm, in 1977; vice president of Bain & Co., 1978-84; head of Bain Capital, a venture capital firm he founded, 1984-1990; interim CEO of Bain & Co., 1991-92; head of Bain Capital, 1992-1999; Boston Consulting Group, 1975-76.
PERSONAL: Married Ann Romney on March 21, 1969; five sons, five daughters-in-law and 10 grandchildren.
QUOTE: "Talk is easy, talk is cheap. It is the doing that’s hard. And it is only in doing that hopes and dreams can come to life."