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Joe H. Lawton
Full name: Joe H. Lawton
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Date of birth: February 16th (Unknown Year)
Home: Capital City
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Family: Mrs. Lawton (Wife)
Senator Lawton (Father)
Main affiliation: Devin Weston
Von Crastenburg Family
Businesses: President of the United States

Joe H. Lawton is the President of the United States in the HD Universe of the Grand Theft Auto series. He appears to be based on former President George W. Bush and current President Barack Obama.


President Lawton supports extending the Jingoism Act in order to protect freedom. Based on Thomas Stubbs' Bleeter, his birthday is on or around February 16th. He seems to get little, if ever, media attention in comparison to celebrities like Cloe Parker and Jill Von Crastenburg.

During the events of Grand Theft Auto V, Lawton is still president and is still barely covered by the media in favor of celebrities and other fluff news. This could mean that he was re-elected in 2012, as his second non-consecutive four year term would be over by 2016.


Joe Lawton is likely based on George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Lawton and Bush, both succeeded their fathers as presidents of the United States. Barack Obama was elected in 2008, and got a second term after being elected again in 2012. Joe Lawton supports spying on citizens, which is what the NSA was discovered during Obama second term. Lawton is also called a socialist.


  • Devin Weston once claimed that Lawton allowed him to finger his wife, though whether this is true or not is unknown.
  • According to John Smith on WKTT, Lawton's father was the president before Joe, much like George W. Bush after his father George H.W. Bush.
  • According to WKTT's Conspire show, Lawton went to University of San Fierro and was in the same fraternity as the inventor of credit default swaps. However, Conspire's authenticity is highly questionable, and they also claim that Lawton resurrected his own father from the dead.
  • Ron Jakowski claims Lawton is a drug addict and related to the Illuminati, but given Ron's paranoid nature and willing belief of government conspiracy theories, this is debatable.
  • Lawton is most likely a left-wing president, as a sign in South Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V reads, "Impeach the Socialist!" (a common criticism of Barack Obama). However, a spam email in Ballad of Gay Tony suggests he opposes free healthcare, and an ad for a luxury condo in Grand Theft Auto Online urges potential buyers to "snap it up now before President Lawton loses the next election and they tax the hell out of you".
  • 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.


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