Hawley was born in Springdale, Arkansas, to a banker and a teacher. He graduated from Stanford University in 2002 and Yale Law School in 2006. He is married to Erin Morrow, a fellow Yale Law graduate who was also clerking for Chief Justice John Roberts at the Supreme Court from 2007 to 2008. He has a son and a daughter with his wife, who is also a former Miss Missouri high school classmate.
About Josh Hawley in brief
Hawley was born in Springdale, Arkansas, to a banker and a teacher. He graduated from Stanford University in 2002 and Yale Law School in 2006. He served as the 42nd attorney general of Missouri from 2017 to 2019, before defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill in the 2018 election. As Missouri attorney general, Hawley initiated several high-profile lawsuits and investigations, including a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act and an investigation into Missouri governor Eric Greitens. In the Senate, he became widely known for his criticism of Big Tech, as well as for his criticisms of the Chinese government and his support for an independent Hong Kong. In January 2021, he provoked an intense political backlash after he became the first senator to announce he would object to the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He was criticized for promoting the baseless conspiracy theory that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. He raised a clenched fist in solidarity with pro-Trump protesters demonstrating outside the U.S. Capitol. As Hawley filed his objections, some of those protesters then stormed the Capitol, resulting in five deaths and Congress being evacuated. Hawley is married to Erin Morrow, a fellow Yale Law graduate who was also clerking for Chief Justice John Roberts at the Supreme Court from 2007 to 2008. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Constitution Society. He has a son and a daughter with his wife, Erin Morrow Hawley, who is also a former Miss Missouri high school classmate.
He currently lives in Missouri with his husband and two children. He works as a lawyer for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., and is a contributing editor for The Federalist Society’s Federalist Journal. He also teaches at St Paul’s School in London and the University of Missouri School of Law. His wife is a fellow graduate of Yale Law Law School, and he has a daughter and a son with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He previously served as a law clerk for Judge Michael W. McConnell of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and then for the Chief Justice of the S. S. Appeals Court from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, he met his future wife Erin Morrow at Yale. In 2011, he worked in private practice as an appellate law litigator at the law firm Hogan & Hartson. In 2013, he moved to Washington, DC, to become the legal director of Becket’s Religious Liberty Fund. In 2014, he was named the head of its Washington office. In 2015, he joined the board of directors of The Becket Foundation, which promotes religious liberty in the United States. In 2016, he began a series of legal briefs on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church-Taborical Lutheran School of America. In 2017, he wrote a book about the American militia movement following the Oklahoma City bombing and the media coverage of LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman, which he opposed. In 2010, he published a book, Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness. In 2012, he co-authored a book with fellow Yale graduate David M. Kennedy.