Roger Stone is an American political consultant and lobbyist who specializes in opposition research for the Republican National Committee in the United States.
In 1990, The New York Times described him as a "renowned infighter" and during the 2004 United States Presidential Campaign, CBS News described Stone as a "veteran Republican strategist" . His own view of himself is as "a GOP hitman."
Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1952 Stone grew up in Lewisboro, New York in a half Italian-American, half Hungarian-American family. His mother was a small-town reporter, his father a well driller who owned his own business. He has described his family as middle-class, blue-collar Catholics.