Thomas E. Crocker is a native Washingtonian. He is a graduate of St. Albans School, Princeton University (School of Public & International Affairs) and Columbia University Law School. From 1975-81 he served as a Foreign Service Officer, specializing in Portuguese and West European politico-military matters, base negotiations and expansion of NATO. For many years he was a partner in a large national law firm, Alston & Bird LLP, where he co-headed the International Trade and Regulatory practice group. He specialized in compliance and enforcement matters involving U.S. sanctions, export controls, foreign corrupt practices and foreign direct investment issues.
Mr. Crocker is the author of three books: Captain Hale's Covenant (Lanham: McBook Press, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2022, ISBN 9781493066216), Empire’s Eagles: The Fate of the Napoleonic Elite in America (Lanham: Prometheus Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2021, ISBN 9781633886544) and Braddock's March: How the Man Sent To Seize a Continent Changed American History (Yardley: Westholme Publishing 2009, ISBN 9781594160967), which received the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from both the New York and District of Columbia Societies of Colonial Wars. Mr. Crocker is currently a member of two national-level historical book prize committees.
He and his wife Beth live in Washington, DC.