Who is Patrice Failor?
Patrice Failor was born in the United States of America, and is best known for being the wife of James Comey, who was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 to 2017, when he was dismissed from his position by President Donald Trump.
The Riches of Patrice Failor
How rich is Patrice Failor? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to the success of her husband who has a net worth estimated to be over $14 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Very little is known about Patrice’s life before she met and married James Comey; no information has been shared about her family, education, and her upbringing. It is known that after matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the College of William and Mary located in Virginia – the college was founded in 1693 after a letters patent issued by England’s King William III and Queen Mary II.
The school has been noted for educating many American Presidents as well as other notable government figures throughout history. Some of the biggest names to complete their education there include Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler. It has earned the nickname “the Alma Mater of the Nation”, and even George Washington received a surveyor’s license through the college. It is one of the earliest higher level universities in the US, having established programs in law and medicine as early as 1779. It was during her time there that Patrice met and started a relationship with Comey.
Career and Advocacies
After Failor completed her undergraduate degree in 1982, she continued her education and took up a Master’s degree in counselling. She then began her career by working with the Bridgeport Superior Court as a volunteer, becoming involved in various juvenile justice issues. She used her experience and her increasing fame to promote and support foster children, as she also made the decision alongside her husband to adopt children. According to her, foster care is something that’s very close to her heart, and is often involved with community efforts that help foster kids.
She’s also a strong advocate for awareness for better screening of pregnancy diseases. She believes that pregnant women should always be checked for any diseases their babies could contact during pregnancy and at birth, especially those that can prove fatal if not treated. Her focus on this particular subject stems from the fact that one of her children passed away just nine days after the baby had contracted a treatable strep infection, caused by a particular form of bacteria which often leads to cases of strep throat or pink eye. Other diseases it can cause include meningitis and bacterial pneumonia. She declined to tell what happened to her child specifically, only stating that better screening could’ve saved her baby.
The former FBI director’s wife, Patrice Failor, was so admittedly “devastated” by the election results she joined in the “Women’s March” in Washington DC to protest duly elected President Trump.
Husband – James Comey
Patrice’s husband James began his notable political career sometime in 2002, when he became the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. A year later, he became the US Deputy Attorney General during the administration of President George W. Bush, and stayed in that position until 2005 before leaving the US Department of Justice to serve as the senior vice president of the company Lockheed Martin. His numerous jobs related to security and research, while he also furthered his education over the next few years.
In 2013, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Director of the FBI, and subsequently oversaw the investigation of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. He stayed in his position until in 2017, when he was fired by President Donald Trump during the investigation of possible involvement of the Russian government during the 2016 US presidential elections. He later revealed that he was removed after he refused to end the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, as asked of him by President Trump.
Personal Life and Current Endeavors
For her personal life, it is known that Failor met Comey while at a Daiquiri party in college, and he was running for President of his dorm council, introduced to each other by a mutual friend. After talking for a few hours, their romantic connection grew, leading them to eventually start dating. They were married in 1987, five years after graduating from college.
They have six children together, one of whom passed away due to Strep Infection, which she mentions was a very difficult time for the family. One of her children has followed a similar path to James, and is studying for a law degree. They mentioned how they put a priority on family, and attend Broadway shows together at the recommendation of their children. They initially stayed in New York, but she didn’t like it and opted to move the family back to Virginia. Her husband has expressed regret in all of the sacrifices he made, especially his lack of time with his wife just to try and work with President Trump. The couple have been a vocal critic of the Trump administration since his release from his position, and have also gained the support of a lot of other notable names.