Joshua David Hawley is an American politician and lawyer who has served as the junior United States senator from Missouri since 2019.
A member of the Republican Party, Hawley served as the 42nd attorney general of Missouri from 2017 to 2019, before defeating two-term incumbent Democratic senator Claire McCaskill in the 2018 election.
Born in Springdale, Arkansas, to a banker and a teacher, Hawley graduated from Stanford University in 2002 and Yale Law School in 2006.
He was a law clerk to Tenth Circuit Judge Michael W. McConnell and Chief Justice John Roberts and then worked as a lawyer, first in private practice, from 2008 to 2011, and then for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, from 2011 to 2015.
Before becoming Missouri attorney general, he was also a post-graduate intern at St Paul’s School in London, an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, and a faculty member of the conservative Blackstone Legal Fellowship.
Joshua David Hawley was born on December 31, 1979, in Springdale, Arkansas, to banker Ronald Hawley and teacher Virginia Hawley.
In 1981, the Hawleys moved to Lexington, Missouri, after Ronald joined a division of Boatmen’s Bancshares there.
Josh Hawley Height: How tall is Josh Hawley?
He stands 5 feet1 inches tall and weighs 168 lbs.