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…

At a speech given at Texas A&M University, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned of the security threats to the U.S. posed by China. 

“Front and center in that expanded threat is China,” he declared. “The current Chinese regime will stop at nothing to steal what they can’t create and to silence the messages they don’t want to hear — all in an effort to surpass us as a global superpower and shape a world order more friendly to their authoritarian vision.” 

Wray spoke of the efforts of the CCCP in its use of modern technologies and normally unaffiliated entities in stealing secrets from the United States. 

He added, “The result of all this theft is lost American leadership in key industries, lost American jobs, and lost opportunity.” 

Wray said the TikTok platform is a major liability for digital security in the U.S. 

“I guess my point is that just to tie it all up, [TikTok] is a substantial national security threat for the country of a kind that we didn’t face in the past,” he said. 

He also pointed out increasing threats from both Russia and Iran. 

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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