James Comey

James Comey

Who is James Comey?

James Comey is an American lawyer.  He was the 7th director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013  selected by President Barack Obama until his dismissal by President Donald Trump in May 2017.

He was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2002 to December 2003, and the United States deputy attorney general from December 2003 to August 2005 in the administration of President George W. Bush.

He also became general counsel at Bridgewater Associates, based in Westport, Connecticut, and a senior research scholar and Hertog fellow on national security law at Columbia Law School. He is known for his highly controversial role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Early Life and Family 

James Comey was born on 14th December 1960 in Yonkers, New York, the U.S.A.  Born as James Brien Comey Jr. to parents J. Brien Comey and Joan Marie Comey, he was raised in Allendale, New Jersey, and attended Northern Highlands Regional High School. Later James enrolled at the College of William and Mary and graduated in 1982 majoring in chemistry and religion.

In 1985, he received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Chicago Law School. His father worked in corporate real estate and his mother was a computer consultant and homemaker. He has got two younger brothers named Peter Comey and Christopher Comey and an older sister named Patricia Comey.

While talking about his nationality, James holds an American nationality. Likewise, his ethnicity is white while his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He follows Christianity.

Personal Life and Wife

Comey is a married man. His wife's name is Patrice Failor. Comey and Failor met for the first time at a daiquiri party while he was attending the University of Chicago in early 1985. Failor supported Comey in winning the dorm election and since then their relationship continued throughout their time as undergraduates.

After years of romance and affair, the duo finally got married on July 25, 1987. Now,  the couple is blessed with five children including four daughters named Maurene Comey, Claire Comey, Abby Comey, Kate Comey, and one son, Brien Comey. Their other son named Collin Comay died in infancy. 

Height and Weight 

Comey has a very tall stature i.e. 6 ft 8 inches tall. He is considered the tallest FBI director in the history of the bureau. With the incredible tall height, Comey weighs a massive 110 Kg.

Furthermore, his short dark brown hair and Gray eyes give him smart looks while his dress-up appearance mainly in tie suit and coat provides him professional looks. Overall, he has a well-maintained healthy body. 

Net worth and Salary

James has earned a huge amount of fortune from his profession as a lawyer and through political election campaigns. From being an FBI Director, Comey's yearly salary was $172,100 which means during his serving period from 2013 to 2017, he earned a massive $688,400.

Apart from being FBI Director, He also served as Attorney General for which he was paid the US $107,549 per year. Initially, he used to earn money working as a law clerk and Assistant U.S. attorney. Currently, he is making money through his teaching in College and Universities.

He sold his Connecticut house for $2.5 million in 2017. Furthermore, he also owns a number of car collections. 

Facts About James Comey

  • #1Comey stands six feet eight inches—two inches taller than Michael Jordan.
  • #2In his senior thesis Comey analyzed the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and the televangelist Jerry Falwell, emphasizing their common belief in public action
  • #3In 2003, Comey brought charges against Martha Stewart, the American businesswoman and TV personality.
  • #4In 2013 the U.S. Senate, by a 93-1 vote, confirmed Comey to be FBI director.
  • #5When he was 16, Comey was involved in a home invasion that became a hostage situation.
  • #6In 1987, he was hired to the criminal division at the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office.
  • #7Comey’s wife disliked New York, so they moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1993, where he was in private law practice for a time.
  • #8He drew Bush’s favor by quickly delivering 14 indictments in the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
  • #9Although Comey is famously a registered Republican, his reputation as a political independent was made when, as deputy attorney general under John Ashcroft in 2004.
  • #10Before being tapped by then-President Barack Obama in 2013 to be the director of the FBI, Comey spent eight years in the private sector.
James Comey
Quick Facts of James Comey Jr.
Celebrated Name James Comey
Age 59 years old
Nick Name James Comey
Birth Name James Comey
Birth Date 1960-12-14
Gender Male
Profession Lawyer
Nationality America
Nationality America
Birthnation America
Place of Birth Yonkers, New York, the U.S.A.
Ethnicity Yonkers, New York, the U.S.A.
Famous for for his highly controversial role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election
Famous for for his highly controversial role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father J. Brien Comey
Mother Joan Marie Comey
Sister Patricia Comey
Brother Peter Comey and Christopher Comey
High School Northern Highlands Regional High School
University University of Chicago Law School
University University of Chicago Law School
Career Start 1985-Present
Sexualorientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife Patrice Failor
Son Brien Comey and Collin Comey (Died)
Daughter Maurene Comey, Claire Comey, Abby Comey, Kate Comey
Height 6 ft 8 inches
Weight 110 Kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Gray
Net Worth US $ 16 million
Source of Wealth Lawyer profession, teachings in Collage and University and Political campaigns
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