David Limbaugh is the son of Rush Limbaugh, Jr. and Mildred Armstrong Limbaugh. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 1978. While in law school, he was a Member of Missouri Law Review. He served in the National Guard from 1972 to 1978. He has been married to Lisa Limbaugh since 1986, and they have four children, three daughters, and a son.