Roger H. Zion

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Roger H. Zion
Roger H. Zion.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byWinfield K. Denton
Succeeded byPhilip H. Hayes
Personal details
Born (1921-09-17) September 17, 1921 (age 98)
Escanaba, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1943 – 1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

Roger Herschel Zion (born September 17, 1921) is an American politician.

Zion was born in Escanaba, Michigan in 1921. He attended public schools in Evansville, Indiana, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1943. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946, serving in the Asia-Pacific area during World War II, and was discharged a lieutenant.

Zion attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration from 1944 to 1945. He became associated with Mead Johnson & Company, working for the company from 1946 through 1965; eventually becoming director of training and professional relations.

He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives from Indiana in the 1966 election to the 90th Congress, unseating incumbent Democrat Winfield K. Denton and was re-elected to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1975. Zion was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the 94th Congress, losing to state Senator Philip H. Hayes.

In 1967, Zion called anti-Vietnam War protesters "traitors" and suggested that "any of them involved in illegal acts be treated comparably with Frenchmen whose heads were shaved if they were caught collaborating with the Germans in World War II." [1]

After leaving Congress, Zion became the president of Resources Development Inc. in Washington, D.C.. As of 2011 he resides in Washington, D.C.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  • United States Congress. "Roger H. Zion (id: Z000010)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Winfield K. Denton
United States Representative for the 8th District of Indiana
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Succeeded by
Philip H. Hayes