Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Christopher Wray

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Christopher Asher Wray was born in December 1967 in New York City. He attended the Buckley School and the private boarding school Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Wray graduated from Yale University and earned his Juris Doctor at Yale Law School. He spent a year clerking at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

He joined government service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. In 2003, President George W. Bush nominated Wray to be the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and served in that position for two years.

Wray spent the next two years in the private practice of law, representing several Fortune 500 companies.

In June 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Wray to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was confirmed by the Senate with bipartisan support. He assumed his post in August 2017.

Wray is married to Helen Garrison Howell, and they have two children.

In the News…

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Wray, said that his agency is investigating the hostage crisis at a Texas synagogue a week ago as “an act of terrorism targeting the Jewish community.” 

He stated in a webinar, “This was not some random occurrence. It was intentional, it was symbolic, and we’re not going to tolerate antisemitism in this country.” 

The special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas field office had initially said that the attack from a British Muslim against Congregation Beth Israel was “not specifically related to the Jewish community.” That initial assessment received immediate criticism from the Jewish community and its supporters. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Director Wray today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Christopher Wray, Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20535


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