According to WKTT's Conspire show, Lawton went to University of San Fierro and was in the same fraternity as a major credit card company CEO. However, Conspire's authenticity is highly questionable, and they also claim that Lawton resurrected his own father from the dead.
In a Weazel News report entitled "Recession is over!", an old, suited man is shown surrounded by three other men in front of what appears to be the White House. It is likely that this man is President Lawton as the article is about him announcing that the recession is over. He is seen wearing a black suit jacket, a blue dress shirt, and a red tie with different shades of red on it.