Name: Henry (Hank) Zumach.
Where I live: Just south of La Crosse, Wis., on the Mississippi River.
Where and when I was born: La Crosse in 1942.
Family: Son Todd Zumach, daughter Kelly Johnson, 25-year domestic partnership with Betty Hammond.
Education: Bachelor's degree from UW-La Crosse, with psychology and business administration majors, plus some master's degree credits.
Occupation: Retired from careers working in human resources, teaching industrial safety laws and owning of residential roofing company.
Military service: Marine Corps.
Person in history I admire and why: Those who had the courage to confront bigotry and discrimination, including Anne Nicol Gaylor.
A quotation I like: "Always remember that silence gives consent." — U.S. Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina.
These are a few of my favorite things: Friends, biking, perennial gardening, supporting progressive political values.
These are not: Irrational political leaders, fundamentalist religious values.
My doubts about religion started: At age 12.
Before I die: I am glad to be working with FFRF to promote the Henry H. Zumach Award.
Ways I promote freethought: Co-founded the 150-member La Crosse Area Freethought Society, and founded the Henry H. Zumach Award.