Since 2021, David Madison Cawthorn has served as the United States Representative for North Carolina’s 11th congressional district. He was elected to Congress in 2020 as a member of the Republican Party to replace Republican Mark Meadows.
Cawthorn is the first born in the 1990s and the youngest member of Congress since Jed Johnson Jr.
He sees himself as a constitutional conservative and a Christian. He has been chastised for focusing on provocative speech rather than passing legislation, including incorrectly claiming that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, a charge he has since retracted.
Madison Cawthorn was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on August 1, 1995, to Priscilla and Roger Cawthorn. He was home-schooled through 12th grade in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and played football with the Ashville Saints, a league for home-schooled high school kids. He worked at a Chick-fil-A restaurant as a youngster.
Was Madison Cawthorn in the military?
U.S. Representative Mark Meadows nominated Cawthorn to the United States Naval Academy in 2014, but his application was rejected before his 2014 car accident; Cawthorn had claimed during his congressional campaign in advertisements that the accident “derailed” his plans to attend the Academy.