Roger Stone Biography

Roger Stone

Quick Facts Of Roger Stone

Celebrated Name Roger Stone
Age 67 Years
Nick Name Roger
Birth Name Roger Jason Stone Jr.
Birth Date 1952-08-27
Gender Male
Profession Political Consultant
Place Of Birth Norwalk, Connecticut
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Father Roger J. Stone
Mother Gloria Rose Stone
Ethnicity Hungarian, Italian
Horoscope Virgo
Home Town Lewisboro, New York
University George Washington University
Career Start 1970s
Marital Status Married
Wife Nydia Bertran
Married Date 1992
Spouse Anne Elizabeth (1974-1990)
Children 1 (Scott Stone)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Body Build/Type Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Salary $450,000 (reported)
Net Worth $20 million

Roger Jason Stone Jr., popularly known as Roger Stone is an American political consultant, author lobbyist, and strategist. He is known for his use of opposition research, usually for candidates of the Republican Party. He is considered as a veteran Republican strategist. Many call him as a political dirty trickster. He has worked on the campaigns of Republican politicians such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole, and Donald Trump since the 1970s.

Roger Stone pleads not guilty on seven counts he was charged with

Roger Stone, who was arrested on 25 January 2019 pleaded not guilty the seven counts he is facing. He was arrested in a guns-drawn, pre-drawn raid with 29 agents in combat gear in 17 vehicles in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He was charged with seven counts through an indictment in the Mueller investigation: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.

Prosecutors alleged that after the first WikiLeaks release of hacked DNC emails in July 2016, a senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact Stone about any additional releases and other damaging information WikiLeaks had regarding the Clinton campaign. The indictment alleged that stone thereafter told the Trump campaign about potential future released of damaging material by WikiLeaks.

He was released on a $250,000 signature bond on the same day and declared that he was not a flight risk. He said he would fight the charges and refuse to "bear false witness" against Trump.

Famous For

He is the veteran Republican strategist.

Early Life of Roger Stone

Roger Stone was born on 27 August 1952. His birth name is Roger Jason Stone Jr. He was born to a father, Roger J. Stone, and a mother, Gloria Rose Stone. He is of Hungarian and Italian descent. His birthplace is in Norwalk, Connecticut, in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He grew up in Lewisboro, New York in a middle-class family.

He attended high school in northern Westchester County, where he was a junior and vice president of the student government. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the George Washington University. However, he dropped out of college without graduating.

He was a smart strategist since high school.

Career of Roger Stone

The 1970s

In 1972, he began his political career conducting several activities on the Nixon campaign.

After Nixon won the 1972 presidential election, Stone worked for the administration in the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Nixon resigned, and Stone worked for Bob Dole. But, he was fired after columnist Jack Anderson publicly identified Stone as a Nixon 'dirty trickster'.

In 1975, he helped found the National Conservative Political Action Committee. The organization helped to pioneer independent expenditure political advertising.

In 1976, he worked for Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign.

He became the president of the Young Republicans in 1977.

The1980s

He served as chief strategist for Thomas Kean's campaign for governor of New Jersey in 1981, as well has Kean's re-election campaign in 1985.

He coordinated the Northeast in Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign.

Stone and Paul Manafort partnered with Charlie Black established a political consulting and lobbying firm, Black, Manafort & Stone (BMS),  becoming one of Washington D.C.'s first mega-lobbying firms.

He served as senior adviser to Jack Kemp' presidential campaign in 1987.

Time alleged Stone in April 1992 that he was involved with the controversial Willie Horton advertisements to aid George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign. Stone denied the accusation.

Stone and Manafort sold their business in the 1990s.

The 1990s

He was the president of Republican Senator Arien Specter's Republican presidential campaign in 1995. With less than 2% support, Specter withdrew from the campaign.

He worked as a lobbyist for Donald Trump on his casino business.

He was assigned a consultant post to the 1996 presidential campaign for Senator Bob Dole. But he resigned following ads and racy swingers publications controversies.

The 2000s

He was the campaign manager of Donald Trump's campaign for President in the Reform Party in 2000. Trump aborted the campaign.

His roles in the Brooks Brothers riot during the Florida recount still remains controversial.

Democrat Al Sharpton denied Stone's influence during the 2004 presidential campaign.

During the 2004 general election, then-DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe accused Stone of forging the Killian memos. Stone denied the accusations.

He was a top adviser at the time to Joseph Bruno forced his top adviser at the time, Stone to resign following the allegations that Stone had threatened tp prosecute Bernard Spitzer, father of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer. However, Stone denied the accusations.

Stone founded Citizens United Not Timid in January 2008. It was an anti-Hillary Clinton 527 group with an intentionally obscene acronym.

The 2010s

Kristin Davis, a woman linked with the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, run for the Libertarian Party nomination for governor of New York in 2010. Stone was her campaign manager.

He was also supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino at the time. He admitted providing support and advice to both campaigns.

He was an unpaid advisor to comedian Steve Berke for his 2011 campaign for mayor of Miami Beach, Florida.

He changed his party affiliation from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party in 2012.

He considered running as a Libertarian candidate for governor of Florida in 2014. He later announced in a statement that he would not run.

He was an advisor to the Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Stone left the campaign on 8 August 2015 following the controversy. Stone claimed he quit, whereas Trump claimed he fired Stone. He remained an informal advisor to and media surrogate for Trump throughout the campaign.

He was banned from appearing on CNN and MSNBC during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign. He was banned for making a series of offensive Twitter posts disparaging television personalities.

He referred to a CNN commentator as an "entitled diva bitch" and imagined her "killing herself", and called another CNN personality a "stupid negro" and a "fat negro".

Twitter later suspended Stone's Twitter account.

Stone referred to Ted Cruz, Trumps Republican primary rival as a liar after Cruz criticized Stones of being Tump's henchman and dirty trickster for over 50 years.

Stone defended Trump's criticism of Khizr Khan, a Pakistani American whose son received a posthumous Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.

He was the subject of a Netflix documentary film, Get Me Roger Stone in 2017. The documentary focuses on his past and on his role in the 2016 presidential campaign.

He promoted conspiracy theories during 2016 presidential claiming that Clinton aide Huma Abedin was connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.

He accused John Podesta, campaign chairman of Hillary Clinton of having prior knowledge of publishing by WikiLeaks of Podesta's private emails obtained by a hacker.

He is accused of establishing a back-channel with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to obtain information on Hillary Clinton, which he has repeatedly acknowledged.

FBI investigated the Trump campaign about Stone's contact with Russian operatives. It was reported by The New York Times in February 2017.

Personal Life of Roger Stone

A Republican strategist is a married man. He is currently married to Nydia Bertran. They got married in 1992 in Las Vegas.

Previously, he was married to Anne Elizabeth Wesche. They got married in 1974. They together founded the group Republican for Choice in 1989. They ended their marriage in 1990. 

He has a son named Scott Stone. 

Not much personal information about him is available.

Body Measurements of Roger Stone

Roger Stone stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches. His other body measurements are unknown. He has average body build. He has blue eyes and his hair color ie grey. 

Net Worth of Roger Stone

The Republican strategist has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His reported salary is $450,000.

Did You Know?

  • His mother was a small-town reporter.
  • His father was a well driller and business owner.
  • He is referred to as a "renowned infighter", "seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics", "mendacious windbag", and a "political fixer".
  • He was introduced to then-former Vice President, Nixon in 1967 by former Connecticut Governor John Davis Lodge.
  • He was featured in Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, the documentary on Lee Atwater.
  • Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg considers Stone as his mentor.
  • He was featured in the 2010 documentary of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
  • He supported Donald Trump although he left Trump's presidential campaign.

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