Josh Hawley is the stage name of an American politician and lawyer who is the United States junior senator from Missouri. He is a member of the Republican Party and has served as the junior senator since 2019.

The politician defeated the two-term incumbent Democratic senator Claire McCaskill in the 2018 election to become the junior senator. Before being elected to the current position, he previously served as the 42nd attorney general of Missouri between 2017 and 2019

The Missouri junior senator became more known after his plan to object to the certification of the victory of president Joe Biden in the United States presidential election of 2020. In the process, the politician led senate efforts to overturn the Electoral College vote count.

The politician's efforts are believed to be the cause of the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. This made various political figures call for him to resign or be expelled from the Senate. However, at the beginning of 2021, the politician denied taking such actions.

Who Are Josh Hawley Parents Ronald And Virginis Hawley? 

Josh Hawley was born in Springdale, Arkansas, the United States, to his parents, Ronald Hawley and Virginis Hawley. 


The politician was born to his parents on December 31, 1979, in Hawley's family. His father worked as a banker, and his mother was a teacher. The family lived in Springdale and later moved to Lexington, Missouri after the banker joined a branch of Boatmen's Bancshares.

The politician's parents are also blessed by a daughter named Lesley Hawley, who works as a dermatologist. The couple is happily married and is very supportive and encouraging to their kids. They have lived together in their residence in Lexington since 1981.

The Missouri junior senate went to Lexington Middle School and joined Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri. While in high school, the politician used to write columns for The Lexington News, and many of his high school teachers thought he would be the nation's president one day.

The politician graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in Arts with the highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa membership. Further, his mother, Virginia, was also an alumna of the same university. The politician graduated in the year 2002.

In 2006, the US junior senate graduated from the Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. During his stay at Yale, the politician was an editor of the Yale Law Review and president of the school's Federalist Society branch.

Josh Hawley Family Ethnicity And Religion

Josh Hawley is of white nationality and is a strong supporter of the religion Christianity. Let's explore more about the politician's family ethnicity and religion.


Both parents of the Missouri junior senate were American nationals and highly religious people. The politician grew up in a religious family and went to a private Jesuit boy's prep school in Kansas City. From the school, he graduated as a valedictorian in 1998. 

The politician was never shy to reveal his religious inclination, as many of his peers believed he was highly religious and politically ambitious. His classmates further clarified this during his time at Yale Law School.

Besides, the member of the Republican Party is a married man and lives a happy family life. He exchanged his marital vows in 2020 with Erin Morrow, an associate professor at the University of Missouri. The couple is blessed by three beautiful daughters named Elijah, Blaise, and Abigail Hawley.