George W. Romney (1969–1973) - Secretary of Housing and Urban Development [cite this] ↑Richard Nixon Home Page George W. Romney was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, on July 8, 1907, and served as governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He was also a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 1968. President Richard M. Nixon appointed Romney secretary of housing and urban development in 1969, and Romney remained in that post until 1973. He later became founding chairman of the National Volunteer Center, based in Arlington, Virginia, which merged with the Points of Light Foundation in 1991. George Romney died on July 26, 1995. Richard Nixon Essays Life in Brief Life Before the Presidency Campaigns and Elections Domestic Affairs Foreign Affairs Life After the Presidency Family Life Impact and Legacy [ print all essays ] Richard Nixon Home Citation Information Consulting Editor Ken Hughes Mr. Hughes coordinates the team of scholars reviewing and transcribing President Richard M. Nixon’s White House tapes, as part of the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. American President has changed! Click here to take a short survey and tell us what you think!