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William W. Turton III

Alumnus, M.A. 2019

Lagrange, Georgia

Legislative Assistant,
Office of Congressman Mark Green (TN-07)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.



B.A. Clemson University,
Political Science / Economics, 2017

M.A. Hillsdale College, Politics, 2019

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““Hillsdale’s graduate program is unique in its focus on understanding and applying first principles, and this emphasis runs throughout every aspect of the program.””

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Promoted to Legislative Assistant in June 2020


William is a 2019 graduate of the M.A. program. As a student, his research interests focused on American political institutions and American political thought, as well as early modern political philosophy. This intellectual background informs his work as a congressional staffer by illuminating the ways in which the institutions and arguments of American political life have changed over time. William grew up in Georgia and South Carolina, and he attended Clemson University as an undergraduate from 2013 to 2017.

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

The Fund for American Studies Public Policy Fellowship (2020-2021)

Research Interests

American Founding
American Political Parties
The Administrative State


Press Intern, Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington D.C., Summer 2019

Graduate Research Assistant, Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, Hillsdale College, Washington D.C., Summer 2018

Intern, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Summer 2017

Research Assistant, The Federalist Society, Washington, D.C., Summer 2016