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Appointment of Ronna Romney as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, and Designation as Chairman

1989-07-11

The President today announced his intention to appoint Ronna Romney as a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. She will succeed James B. Stockdale. Upon her appointment Ms. Romney will be designated Chairman.

Ms. Romney is currently a senior partner at the law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and has served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars since 1985. She recently served as a Republican National Committeewoman, elected in 1984 and re-elected in 1988. Ms. Romney was also involved in the Bush for President Campaign in 1988 as a member of the national steering committee, and as a Michigan cochairman in charge of finance. In 1986 she was active at the Fund For America's Future, serving as cochairman for Michigan, treasurer for Michigan, and a member of the national finance steering committee. Ms. Romney became the first member of the Republican National Committee in the country to endorse George Bush for President in 1985 and was active in Reagan/Bush '84 as a cochair of finance in Michigan and as a charter member of GO-PAC. In 1982 she was cochairman and head of finance for the Headlee for Governor Campaign. From 1982 to 1985, Ms. Romney also served as Commissioner of the President's National Advisory Council on Adult Education.

Ms. Romney graduated from Stanford University, Michigan State University, and Harvard University. She was born on September 24, 1943, in Detroit, MI. Ms. Romney is married, has five children, and resides in Michigan.

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