MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH HAWLEY
Attorney General Josh Hawley was elected as the 42nd Attorney General for the State of Missouri on Nov. 8, 2016. He was officially sworn into office on Jan. 9, 2017.
Hawley is a conservative constitutional attorney and the first Republican Attorney General in Missouri since 1993.
A native of Lexington, Missouri in rural Lafayette County,
Hawley graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City and went on to
graduate with highest honors from Stanford University. He attended Yale Law
School, where he served as Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal and as
president of the Yale Federalist Society. He subsequently earned clerkships at
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme
Hawley and his wife, Erin, have two young sons.
Hawley is a constitutional lawyer and a recognized national
expert on the Constitution. He has litigated in the Supreme Court of the United
States, most of the federal courts of appeals, federal district courts and
state courts across the country. Hawley is also a former professor of law at
the University of Missouri.
Since becoming Attorney General, Hawley has made
ethics reform, fighting Washington overreach, and defending Missouri consumers
and families his top priorities. His first official act was to implement the
toughest ethics policy of any Attorney General’s office in America. Under his
leadership, Missouri has become a national leader in the fight for small
business and against the job-killing Washington bureaucracy. And Hawley’s
Office is focused on protecting Missouri consumers and families from those who
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