Patrice Failor is an American counsellor, best known for her service as a special advocate in Juvenile court. Failor started hogging the limelight after marrying James Brien Comey Jr. who served as the seventh Director of the ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation.’ Though she is not directly involved in the political setup of the United States, Failor has been vocal about politics. She expressed her disappointment when Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump. In fact, Failor and her daughters took part in the 2017 ‘Women's March’ in Washington, D.C., after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Also, James Comey has credited his wife for supporting him through thick and thin. She stood by her husband when he was dismissed from his services as the Director of ‘FBI’ by Donald Trump in May 2017.
Early Life & Career
Patrice Failor was born on November 10, 1960, in the United States of America. She grew up in Northern Virginia and Iowa. After graduating from high school, she went to ‘The College of William & Mary’ in Williamsburg, Virginia. Simultaneously, she also worked in the student affairs department of her school. After graduating from college in 1982, Failor went on to obtain a master’s degree in counseling. She started her career as a counsellor and later joined the Bridgeport superior court as a volunteer. Failor's involvement in ‘Juvenile Justice Issues’ within the country earned her an opportunity to serve as a special advocate in Juvenile court. As a special advocate, Failor made headlines in 2016 when she confronted the legislative Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that promised to revamp the juvenile justice system by allowing unpaid volunteers to counsel children.
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Relationship with James Comey
Patrice Failor and James Comey attended the same college. They met in 1978 at a cocktail party where they were introduced to each other by a common friend. After dating for many years, Failor and Comey decided to tie the knot in 1987. Failor gave birth to a child named Collin Edward Comey on August 4, 2005. Just nine days after his birth, Collin passed away due to a ‘Group B streptococcal’ (bacterial) infection. A month later, Failor wrote a lengthy column in the ‘Baltimore Sun’ newspaper describing her son’s death. She said the bacterial infection is treatable and that newborn babies can be saved from the infection with proper precautionary measures from parents and doctors. As of now, Failor and Comey have five children, namely Abby, Claire, Brien, Kate and Maurene. Patrice Failor has always supported her husband through thick and thin. She stood by him when he was dismissed from his services as the Director of the ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation’ (FBI) by Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. She has also attended important public events alongside her famous husband.
Family & Personal Life
Patrice Failor and James Comey raised their children in northern Virginia. Their daughter Maurene went to ‘The College of William & Mary’ and later attended the prestigious ‘Harvard’ law school. Failor’s son played basketball for his ‘Kenyon College’ basketball team in Ohio. He completed an internship program with the ‘Arlington County Police Department’ in Virginia and aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps in the future. Failor is a foster mother and takes immense pleasure in managing the foster kids in her community.
Failor is an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton. In one of her interviews, she revealed that she was dejected after Clinton’s loss during the presidential election. Failor and her daughters attended the 2017 ‘Women's March’ in Washington, D.C. She hopes to have a female president in the future. Failor is not active on social media platforms, such as Instagram and Twitter. However, she is often featured on her husband’s social media pages. She enjoys watching Broadway musicals and plays during her free time.