Buckhead Attorney Tapped to Lead The F.B.I

Buckhead Resident Christopher Wray, Now The FBI Director (Photo Credit: Slate.com)

Yesterday, Buckhead attorney Christopher Wray made headlines after being overwhelmingly confirmed by the United States Senate as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a 92 to 5 vote. His term as Director will be for ten years, guaranteed to span at least two presidential administrations. The name may ring a bell as Wray has had an illustrious career in Atlanta, most recently as a partner at King & Spalding law firm, where he has worked since 1993.

A resident of Buckheads’ Brandon neighborhood, Wray has deep ties to our community and plans to keep his home here.  “I’ve been cutting his hair for 20 years,” muses Tommy down at Tommy’s Barber Shop. “You could not find a smarter or more principled guy than Christopher to run the FBI. He

Thomas-Tommy's-Barbershop-Buckhead-Atlanta1

Tommy at work in his classic Buckhead barber shop that has been going strong for 56 years

will do what is right, no matter what. No one will push him around.” As Tommy and I were talking in his busy shop, the TV in the corner that was tuned to CNN flashed a headline about Wray; “Look at him” said Tommy, “That’s one good haircut I gave him. He promised to be back here every two weeks for a trim. We sure are proud of him.” 

Wray’s wife is Helen Wray, formerly Helen Howell, a family that has ties to Atlanta that run over seven generations deep. In an interview with the Buckhead Historical Society, Helen Wray’s father, Henry Howell, states that the original name for Howell Mill Road originates from their family, who once owned 4,000 acres of land in the area.

The family also has deep roots at The Westminster Schools in Buckhead. Helen Wray, and their two children (Caroline and Trip) all graduated from Westminster, as did Helens’ father.

Wray is being hailed as a candidate with impressive credentials to take on the leadership of the FBI; “I will never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law and the impartial pursuit of justice,” Wray said during his confirmation hearings. “My loyalty is to the Constitution and to the rule of law.”

In 2001, Wray was tapped to lead as an assistant United States Attorney General in Atlanta, where he worked on counter-terrorism, drug trafficking and aiding in the Timothy McVeigh case, wherein the F.B.I misplaced critical files related to the Oklahoma City bombing. For the next two years, Wray served the Justice Department and the American people until returning to Atlanta in 2005 to continue work at King & Spalding. According to his King & Spalding bio, Wray earned the Edmund J. Randolph Award at the end of his service on the Department of Justice, which the Department awards for outstanding public service and leadership.

 

We wish Wray the best of luck in running one of the most important government agencies in the world. We know he will represent his country (and Buckhead) well as leader of the F.B.I..

Comments

[contact-form-7 id="25122" title="FREE Decal Form"]

Your Buckhead Street Address (required)

Your City, State, Zip (required)

Your Email (required)

How Many Decals Do You Need?

[contact-form-7 id="25122" title="FREE Decal Form"]

Your Buckhead Street Address (required)

Your City, State, Zip (required)

Your Email (required)

How Many Decals Do You Need?

[contact-form-7 id="24987" title="2631 W Wesley Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="24987" title="2631 W Wesley Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="24212" title="3584 Woodhaven Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="24212" title="3584 Woodhaven Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="24210" title="521 Peachtree Battle Ave"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="24210" title="521 Peachtree Battle Ave"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="23568" title="3461 Tuxedo Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="23568" title="3461 Tuxedo Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="23305" title="2350 W Wesley"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="23305" title="2350 W Wesley"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="23020" title="2190 Mt Paran Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="23020" title="2190 Mt Paran Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="22657" title="330 Blackland Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="22657" title="330 Blackland Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="22653" title="496 Broadland Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="22653" title="496 Broadland Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="22147" title="2883 Andrews Drive"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="22147" title="2883 Andrews Drive"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21983" title="3571 Tuxedo Park Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21983" title="3571 Tuxedo Park Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21971" title="2900 Nancy Creek Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21971" title="2900 Nancy Creek Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21642" title="985 Buckingham Circle"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21642" title="985 Buckingham Circle"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21453" title="2650 Old Wesley Place"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21453" title="2650 Old Wesley Place"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21451" title="640 Mt Paran Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21451" title="640 Mt Paran Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21318" title="3557 Tuxedo Park"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21318" title="3557 Tuxedo Park"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21060" title="4685 Northside Drive"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="21060" title="4685 Northside Drive"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20967" title="Highlands NC"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20967" title="Highlands NC"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20944" title="3220 Habersham"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20944" title="3220 Habersham"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20942" title="30 Brookside Walk"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20942" title="30 Brookside Walk"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20940" title="3417 Tuxedo Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20940" title="3417 Tuxedo Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20938" title="500 W Wesley Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20938" title="500 W Wesley Rd"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20936" title="1001 W Paces Ferry Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20936" title="1001 W Paces Ferry Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20924" title="3134 Arden Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20924" title="3134 Arden Road"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="10930" title="Villa Juanita"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="20526" title="650 W Paces Ferry"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="10930" title="Villa Juanita"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[contact-form-7 id="10930" title="Villa Juanita"]

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I would like to know...

[ninja_forms id=5]
Fields marked with an * are required