About the Author
Roger Zion is a conservative. Prior to his congressional service, he was an Eagle Scout, president of his church league, president of his college fraternity, a naval officer in the Pacific, chapter chairman of the Red Cross, and president of his sales executive club. He was on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club, Scout Council and his Country Club. Zion was elected to the U.S. House of representative four times from a liberal district in Indiana. While serving in Congress, he headed the Republican Task Force on Energy and Resources. He also negotiated on behalf of the United States with representatives of the People's Republic of Vietnam for humane treatment for POWs during the Vietnam War. In 1974, Roger Zion, representing the House Internal Security Committee, spoke before the American Legion National Convention in Dallas. In that speech, he revealed the names of members of the Communist Party and other subversive organizations who had infiltrated the peace movement. He received a bronze plaque which read: "Americanism Citation awarded to Hon. Roger H. Zion courageous Congressional defender against atheistic communism and terrorism." While serving in Congress, Roger Zion earned a 100% rating from the American Security Council, 96% from Americans for Constitutional Action, and 93% from the National Federation of Independent Businessmen.