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William Mattox, a bio
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William Mattox is an award-winning writer who serves on the Board of Contributors at USA TODAY, and has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and other leading publications. 

Mattox is a resident fellow at the James Madison Institute, a state-based think tank in Tallahassee that focuses on generating “trusted solutions for a better Florida.”  At JMI, Mattox focuses much of his research and writing on education issues, a long-standing interest of his.

A bridge-builder at heart, Mattox once spoke at a Vatican conference (even though he is a Protestant) and now serves on the board of the Village Square, an organization committed to promoting civility across the partisan divide.  He is also an avid baseball fan, a film-theatre-and-music lover (who can’t carry a tune), and a member of the Tallahassee Civil Rights Landmark Committee. 

In recent years, Mattox has been honored by the University of Georgia as a “Distinguished Alumni” of the Grady School of Journalism and by Stanford University’s Positive Coaching Alliance for his work promoting character development through youth sports.

He and his wife, Jill, have four children.