James Vance is an American venture capitalist, lawyer, author, and politician. He came to prominence with his 2016 memoir, Hillbilly Elegy.
A member of the Republican Party, he is a United States Senator-elect from Ohio, having been elected in 2022.
Born in Middletown, Ohio, Vance studied political science and philosophy at Ohio State University before earning a degree from Yale Law School.
JD Vance Parents: Meet Bev Vance, Donald Bowman
Who are James Vance’s mother and father?
James David Vance was born on August 2, 1984, in Middletown, Ohio, between Cincinnati and Dayton, as James Donald Bowman, the son of Donald Bowman and Bev Vance.
Of Scots-Irish descent, his mother and father divorced when Vance was a toddler. Shortly afterward, he was adopted by his mother’s third husband.