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Electorate return Obama to White House

Electorate return Obama to White House

After a long, expensive and sometimes nasty presidential campaign, the U.S. voting public opted to go "Forward" with President Obama rather than heed Mitt Romney's call to "Believe in America."
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Understatement of the Week: Mitt Romney

Understatement of the week:
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Iconic Iacocca ironically endorses Romney

DETROIT, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, an iconic figure in Detroit's storied automotive past, endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential bid.
Obama pushes Romney on tax returns

Obama pushes Romney on tax returns

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Monday said his Republican rival should release more tax returns so people can see if he is playing by "the same rules."
Obama, Reid to Romney: Prove you paid 13%

Obama, Reid to Romney: Prove you paid 13%

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney has turned down an offer from the Obama campaign to back off its calls for more tax information if he will release five years of returns.

Parties to spend millions more in new ads

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Democratic and Republican advocacy groups say they will spend millions more dollars for political advertising set to air on U.S. stations in the next few days.
Reid: 'Romney is hiding something'

Reid: 'Romney is hiding something'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney "is hiding something" by not releasing his tax returns.
Poll: 18 percent would not vote Mormon

Poll: 18 percent would not vote Mormon

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A recent Gallup poll indicates 18 percent of registered voters surveyed would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate.

Dingell raps Romney for Chevy Volt remark

DETROIT, April 5 (UPI) -- A leading U.S. Democratic lawmaker assailed GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney for twice taking a shot at the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric car.
Santorum fends off rivals at GOP debate

Santorum fends off rivals at GOP debate

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told rival Mitt Romney, "You don't know what you're talking about," during a debate in Arizona Wednesday.
Santorum leading in Michigan poll

Santorum leading in Michigan poll

DETROIT, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A poll suggests Michigan Republican voters favor Pennsylvania's Rick Santorum over native son Mitt Romney.
Romney clarifies auto bailout opposition

Romney clarifies auto bailout opposition

DETROIT, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney clarified his position on the auto industry bailout Tuesday, saying without it "things there would be better."
Kid Rock's 'Born Free' new Romney theme

Kid Rock's 'Born Free' new Romney theme

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Kid Rock's anthem "Born Free" has been selected the theme song for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign, a Romney spokesman said.
Romney leads 2012 Michigan GOP poll

Romney leads 2012 Michigan GOP poll

EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney, son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, is the favorite of state Republican voters, a poll indicates.
Romney family home demolished

Romney family home demolished

DETROIT, June 9 (UPI) -- Bulldozers razed the historic but dilapidated Detroit childhood home of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney because it was an eyesore, neighbors say.
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George Romney (26 December 1734 – 15 November 1802) was an English portrait painter. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures - including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson.

Romney was born in Beckside in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire (now part of Cumbria), the 3rd son (of 11 children) of John Romney, cabinet maker, and Anne Simpson. He was sent to school at Dendron, but appears to have been an indifferent student and was withdrawn at the age of 11 and apprenticed to his father's business instead.

He proved to have a natural ability for drawing and making things from wood - including violins (which he played throughout his life). From the age of 15, he was taught art informally by a local watchmaker called John Williamson, but his studies began in earnest in 1755, when he went to Kendal, at the age of 21, for a 4-year apprenticeship with local artist Christopher Steele - a portraitist who had himself studied with distinguished French artist Carlo Vanloo. All costs were to be born by George's father.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George Romney."
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