Roger Stone (Full name is Roger Joseph Stone) was born on 27 August 1952 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He grew up in the community of Vista, part of the town of Lewisboro, New York on the Connecticut border. He is an American Conservative political consultant and lobbyist. Stone has been working on the campaigns of Republican politicians, including Richard Nixon, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan since the 1970s.
Besides serving as a campaign adviser, Stone was also a political lobbyist. He cogenerated in a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm with Paul Manafort and Charles R. Black Jr. In 1984 the company appointed Peter G. Kelly was renamed, Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly.
In the 1980s it became the top lobbying company by supporting its White House connections to captivating high-paying clients, comprising U.S. corporations and trade coalitions as well as foreign governments.
It had become one of the leading lobbyists for America Companies and foreign Organisations. He has been described as a “renowned fighter”, an “unethical chatter”, a seasoned practitioner of “hard-edged politics”, a “veteran Republican mastermind” and a “political fixer”.
During the presidential campaign of Donald Trump in 2016, he promoted several misconceptions and corruption theories. He has described his political methodology as “Attack, attack, attack- never defend” and admit nothing, deny everything, launch counteroffensive.
One Netflix documentary film Get Me Roger Stone has been focused on Stone’s past, their role in politics, and their role in Trump’s presidential campaign. On 8 August 2015 Stone officially left Trump’s Campaign.
On January 25, 2019, Stone was arrested at his Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. home in connection with Robert Muller’s Special Counsel investigation and charged with witness fooling, hindering an official move, and five counts of making false statements. He was sentenced to 40 months in prison. On 17 August 2020, he dropped the appeal of his judgment. On 23 December 2020, Trump pardoned Roger Stone.
Early Life of Roger Stone
Stone as an elementary school student in 1960, came into politics to further John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign “I remember going through the cafeteria line and telling every kid that Nixon was in favor of the school on Saturdays … It was my first political trick.”
He said that when he was a junior and vice president of student government at John Jay High School in northern Westchester County, New York, USA he falsified the displacement of the president and succeeded him.
Stone remembered how he ran for election as president for his senior year: “I built alliances and put all my serious challengers on my ticket. Then I recruited the most unpopular guy in the school to run against me. Do you think that’s mean? No, it’s smart.” Stone didn’t complete his higher education before entering politics.
Gloria Rose and Roger J. Stone are Stone’s parents. He grew up in the Vista neighborhood of Lewisboro, New York across the Connecticut state line. His mother was the head of the Meadow Pond Elementary School.
His father was a good driller and a volunteer fire chief for the Vista volunteer fire department at one time. His family is defined as “middle-class, blue-collar Catholics,” according to him.
Gloria Rose’s income has been estimated according to sources is somewhere between $5million to $10 million.
Roger Stone is married to Nydia Stone a Cuban American photographer, former model, and political personality who is known as the second wife of American political consultant and lobbyist, and strategist.
Her spouse Roger Stone is popular for courting negative publicity time and again and being in controversy every time. Nydia Stone has also been involved in American right-wing politics for a long time. She had been the personal photographer of Roger Stone and photographer at the Ronald Reagan White house.
In 2017, she appeared in the documentary made on her husband’s life named ‘Get me Roger Stone’. The couple has two children, one is Adria, daughter of Nydia, while Scott is Roger’s step-son. Not much information has been revealed about their children’s lives.
Judge Army Berman Jackson had denied Roger Stone from posting any photos, Comments on all social platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) after knowing that he wittingly tried to gain social media attention while under a court-imposed gag order.
This decision came during a hearing in a federal court in Washington addressed that Stone took the court decision very lightly and didn’t follow the order of the court by posting on Instagram for several months.
He is 69 years old.