Who is Josh Hawley?
- Josh Hawley was born on December 31, 1979
- He served in the 116th Congress as the youngest US Senator
- Josh and Erin have three children: Elijah, Blaise, and Abigail
Joshua 'Josh' David Hawley, a member of the US Senate representing Missouri, was born on December 31, 1979. On January 3, 2019, the 42-year-old Senate assumed office. His current term expires on January 3, 2025.
Hawley ran for the US Senate to represent Missouri and on November 6, 2018, won the general election.
Prior to being elected to the US Senate, Hawley was the Attorney General of Missouri from 2017 to 2019.
To win the seat, he defeated two-term incumbent Claire McCaskill and rivals Craig O'Dear, Japheth Campbell, and Jo Crain.
Hawley, at 39 years of age, served in the 116th Congress as the youngest US Senate, according to Ballotpedia.
Senator Hawley, a native of small-town Lexington, Missouri in rural Lafayette County, attended Rockhurst High School in Kansas City. He returned home to mid-Missouri with his wife, Erin, after graduating from Stanford University in 2002 and Yale Law School in 2006. They have three children: Elijah, Blaise, and Abigail.
His parents were Ronald Hawley, a banker, and Virginia Hawley, a teacher. Lesley Hawley, his sister, is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy.
He worked as senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and taught constitutional law at the University of Missouri School of Law.
Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness, written by Hawley and David Kennedy, was published by Yale University Press in 2008.
The Jan 6 committee in the eighth hearing on Thursday showed visuals of Sen Josh Hawley, who was spotted with the rioters. The 42-year-old then fled the violence.