Julius W. Hobson, Jr.

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Julius W. Hobson, Jr.

Adjunct Professor

Julius W. Hobson, Jr. has over 47 years of experience dealing with the Congress and Federal departments and agencies. As Senior Policy Advisor at Polsinelli, he advises and lobbies on a number of issues including health care, appropriations and budget, education, financial services, urban affairs, and taxes. Mr. Hobson previously served over 13 years as lobbyist and Director of Congressional Affairs, American Medical Association.

Prior to joining the AMA, Mr. Hobson served on the staff of Senator Charles Robb [D-VA] where he was responsible for appropriations, budget, taxes, and financial services issues. He previously served as Congressional and Executive Branch liaison for the District of Columbia Government, Executive Office of the Mayor. Mr. Hobson was Chief of Staff to a Member of Congress and Staff Director of a House Subcommittee. He also handled Congressional and Federal Affairs for Howard University. Mr. Hobson served a four-year term as an elected member of the D.C. Board of Education.

Currently, Mr. Hobson is Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University, where, since 1994, he has taught Lobbying.  He also teaches Legislative Writing and Research.  Mr. Hobson has taught Advanced Strategy Lobbying, Fundamentals of Political Management, Electoral and Legislative Processes. Mr. Hobson is a member of the D.C. Hospital Association Board of Directors.

A Washington, D.C. native, Mr. Hobson is a graduate of Howard University (B.A., History) and the George Washington University (M.A., Legislative Affairs).

Legislative Writing and Research


“What to do with the hospital D.C. now owns”, The Washington Post, p. C5, July 11, 2010.

“Lobbying for the Crusader Artillery System,” Routledge Handbook of Political Management, edited by Dennis Johnson, Taylor & Francis, Inc. Publisher, 2008.

“The Mayor’s Race:  This Isn’t A Personality Contest,” Op-Ed, “Outlook Section”, The Washington Post, p. B8, August 25, 2002.

“The Mayor’s Muddled Plan for D.C. General”, Op-Ed, “Outlook Section”, The Washington Post, p. B8, April 8, 2001.

“Return of the District”, coauthored with Dwight S. Cropp, Op-Ed, The Washington Post, August 12, 1997.

“Hobson v. Hansen (I and II)”, The Encyclopedia of African-American Education, edited by Jones-Wilson, Asbury, Okazawa-Rey, Anderson, Jacobs, & Fultz (Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1996).

“It’s Time to Suspend Home Rule:  Congress Should Appoint a Receiver to Save the City, Then a Manager to Run It,” coauthored with Dwight S. Cropp, “Outlook Section”,The Washington Post, July 7, 1996.

“Erasing the School Board:  Given Its Sorry Record, D.C. Would Be Better Off Without One,” coauthored with Dwight S. Cropp, “Outlook Section,” The Washington Post, July 7, 1995.

Book Review, Government by Judiciary:  The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment, by Raoul Berger (Harvard University Press, 1977), The Potomac Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring-Summer 1978,

“Educational Policy and the Courts:  The Case of Washington, D.C.”, The Urban Review, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1978).

Assisted with The Lengthening Shadow of Slavery:  A Historical Justification for Affirmative Action for Blacks in Higher Education, by John E. Fleming (Washington, D.C.:  Howard University Press, 1976).

M.A., The George Washington University, The Graduate School of Political Management
B.A., Howard University