President Trump will nominate Christopher Wray ’85 as next FBI Director. Following the dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey, the announcement came via Twitter on Wednesday, where Trump praised Wray as “a man of impeccable credentials.” After graduating Andover in 1985, Wray attended Yale University and Yale Law School.
A familiar face in Washington and in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Wray entered the DOJ as a Associate Deputy Attorney General in May 2001.
Fellow Andover alumnus George W. Bush ’64 nominated Wray as Assistant Attorney General in the DOJ’s Criminal Division, where he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2003.
Joining the government in 1997, Wray served as an Assistant Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia until leaving for the DOJ.
At the conclusion of his tenure in 2005, Wray left the DOJ to rejoin the King & Spalding law firm as a litigation partner. He served as the personal attorney to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during investigations into what has come to be known as “Bridgegate,” a lane closure scandal on the George Washington Bridge with the intent to create traffic in Fort Lee, N.J. discovered in 2013.
There is no set date for his confirmation.
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