American political commentator • Former attorney • Senior editor, The Dispatch
2021 Speaker • 2022 Speaker

Franklin, Tennessee

David French is an american political commentator and former attorney. French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time and is a former major in the United States Army Reserve.

He is the author or co-author of several books including, most recently, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore, his new book is Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation

He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. David is a former major in the United States Army Reserve (IRR). In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.