Christopher A. Wray
|8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Assumed office |
August 2, 2017
|Preceded by||James Comey|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division|
September 11, 2003 – May 17, 2005
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Michael Chertoff|
|Succeeded by||Alice S. Fisher|
Christopher Asher Wray
December 17, 1966
New York City, New York, U.S.
Helen Garrison Howell
|Education||Yale University (BA, JD)|
Christopher Asher Wray (born December 17, 1966) is an American attorney who is the current director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He was nominated by president Donald Trump on June 7, 2017, and has served since August 2, 2017.
Born in New York City, Wray graduated from Yale University in 1989, then attended Yale Law School. He joined government in 1997 as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. From 2003 to 2005, Wray served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division in George W. Bush's administration. He later was a litigation partner with the law firm King & Spalding from 2005 to 2016.
On June 7, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Wray to replace James Comey as Director of the FBI. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 30, and took office on August 2. Wray is a registered Republican.
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