Thomas N. Wheatley is an attorney and writer.*

Born into a lower middle-class family and raised in a close-knit rural community near Lawrence, Kansas, from an early age Thomas’s father, a welder, and mother, a caregiver for adults with special needs, instilled in their children a strong work ethic and a deep sense of individual responsibility.

After completing high school, Thomas accepted an Army scholarship to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he studied homeland security and international relations. While in college, Thomas discovered his penchant for politics after interning in the U.S. Senate and working on Governor Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Aiming to serve as an Army judge advocate (JAG), Thomas enrolled at George Mason University School of Law (now The Antonin Scalia Law School) in 2014. He graduated from law school with honors in 2017.

As a writer, Thomas is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including Fox NewsThe HillThe New York PostNational Law Journal, the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, and American Thinker. An alumnus of the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship, Thomas’s work has also been featured as an Editors’ Pick in the Claremont Review of Books.