Biographical information for James Comey

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 19:30 hrs

James Comey.

AGE-BIRTH DATE — 52; Dec. 14, 1960.

EXPERIENCE — Deputy attorney general, 2003-2005; previously spent 15 years as a federal prosecutor, including as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; more recently served as general counsel at hedge fund Bridgewater Associates and senior vice president and general counsel at Lockheed Martin; currently a senior research scholar and Hertog Fellow in national security law at Columbia Law School and member of the board of directors at HSBC Holdings.

EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree, College of William & Mary, 1982; law degree, University of Chicago Law School, 1985.

FAMILY — Wife, Patrice; five children.

QUOTE — "We know that the rule of law sets this nation apart and is its foundation. We also know that we took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States. We know that there may be agonizing collisions between our duty to protect and our duty to that Constitution and the rule of law."

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