Comey to speak with Class of 2013

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August 21, 2009

12:22 AM

Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey ’82 will welcome the Class of 2013 at the annual Convocation ceremony Aug. 28.

Comey, now a vice president at Lockheed Martin, spoke at the annual Charter Day celebration in 2008, and previously keynoted Convocation in 2003.

“He is one of William and Mary’s most distinguished alumni, with a compelling record of public service,” College President Taylor Reveley said in a press release. “He has a lifelong commitment to William and Mary and knows how to explain to new members of our campus community why such a commitment is vital to both the College and its graduates.”

A double major in chemistry and religion, Comey received a law degree from the University of Chicago in 1985 and spent several years as a federal prosecutor. During that time he oversaw cases involving organized crime activities and international terrorism. It was during the administration of former President
George W. Bush that he served as U.S. Deputy Attorney General.

After leaving the Department of Justice in 2005, Comey joined Lockheed Martin as a senior vice president and general counsel. He also currently serves as vice president of the William and Mary Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.

Comey received an honorary degree of doctor of laws following his keynote remarks at the 2008 Charter Day ceremony.

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