Robert Low Bacon, who represented a wealthy New York district, was a vocal opponent of tax publicity. After hearings in the 1930s uncovered evidence of widespread tax evasion, the Senate pushed to make tax and salary information public. But as soon as tax publicity became law, public fear surged: By exposing personal and financial information, affluent taxpayers might become the targets of kidnapping or blackmail. Bacon repeatedly urged Congress to make tax and income information confidential. In this photograph, he stands at left on the deck of a boat.