Birthday Shout! Marlon Jackson, Mitt Romney

Birthday Shout! Marlon Jackson, Mitt Romney

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top personalities this day March 12

Marlon Jackson

Member of the Jackson family who performed with the Jackson 5 as a child alongside Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Michael Jackson and Jackie Jackson.

He began performing in what would become The Jackson 5 as a percussionist.

He released his only solo album, Baby Tonight, in 1987.

He married Carol Ann Parker; the couple has three children named Valencia, Brittny, and Marlon, Jr.

He co-wrote the song “Come Alive It’s Saturday Night” for his sister Rebbie Jackson’s 1984 debut album Centipede.

The 59 year old was born March 12, 1957.

Mitt Romney

Republican politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the 2012 Republican nominee for President. He was also the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics and a documentary about him entitled Mitt was released on Netflix in 2014.

He worked as a management consultant for Boston Consulting Group, and served as the CEO of Bain & Company for a salary of one dollar in 1991.

He ran for President in 2008, but lost the Republican nomination to John McCain.

He married Ann Romney in 1969, and the couple had five sons together. They are both active Mormons in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In the 2012 election, Barack Obama received 50.6 percent of the popular vote, whereas Romney received 47.8 percent of the popular vote.

The 69 year old was born March 12, 1947.


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