Mallory Factor

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Mallory Factor
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Mallory Factor's professional headshot
Born July 16, 1950[1]
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Residence Charleston, South Carolina
Nationality American
Alma mater Wesleyan University (B.A., 1972)
Occupation Teacher at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, formerly a banker and public relations specialist
Known for Republican activism[2][3]

Mallory Factor (born July 16, 1950) is an American professor, author and FOX News Channel contributor.[4] With his wife, he is co-author of Shadowbosses (2012) and Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution--As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen (2014). He teaches at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Early life and education

Factor grew up in a housing project[5][6][7] in Bridgeport, Connecticut.[8] He graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.[8]


Factor's first job after graduating was serving as a supervisor of management consulting services at Coopers & Lybrand.

Factor is a visiting professor at the University of Oxford[9] and the University of Cambridge,[10][11] and the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.[12] He held adjunct professorships at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University from 1992 to 1996, and at the Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions at the New School for Social Research from 1985 to 1992.

Factor joined the FOX News Channel in 2013 and currently serves as a contributor.[4]

He was Chairman of the New York Public Asset Fund from 2002 to 2006 and Vice-Chairman of Governor’s Island Preservation and Education Corporation from 2006 to 2007. Factor was a member of the Banking Board of the New York State Banking Department from 2001 to 2007. From 1987 to 1988, he was a member of the Federal Savings and Loan Advisory Council for the Federal Home Loan Bank. He has been an underwriting member of Lloyd's of London since 1987.[13]

In addition to his books, Factor has written widely on economic and financial issues for publications including the Wall Street Journal,[14][15] Christian Science Monitor,[16] National Review[17] and newspapers nationwide and is also a Fox News[18] and Forbes magazine[19] contributor.

He was president of Mallory Factor, Inc., an independent merchant bank and financial relations consultancy that he founded in 1976.[citation needed]

Civic Service

Factor is the host and co-founder of The New York Meeting [20] and the host of The Charleston Meeting, both nationally-recognized gatherings of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and authors in New York City and Charleston, South Carolina.[21][22] He was previously the co-founder and co-chair of The Monday Meeting (with James E. Higgins).[23]

He co-founded[24] and was the chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund, a free market “do” tank advocating economic growth, lower taxes and limited government.[25]

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and recently served as Vice-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Terrorism Financing.[26][27] He has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate on terror financing, regulation of the financial services industry and other economic issues.[28] Factor chaired the Economic Roundtable for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and led the 2009 Economic Summit for the U.S. House Republican Conference and Policy Committee in Washington, D.C.[citation needed][dubious ]

Factor has served on the Tony Awards Administration Committee since 2003, served on the Tony Awards Management Committee from 1999 to 2003, and served as a Tony Awards nominator from 1996 to 1999.[13] He also served as a member of the US Air Force's Air Mobility Command Civic Leader Group.[citation needed] Factor served as a Senior Fellow for the Republican Policy Committee Chairman of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.


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  2. Lizza, Ryan (17 July 2005). "New York Republicans - The Sugar Daddies for Bush's America". New York (magazine). Retrieved 15 November 2014. Five years ago, Factor was a political nobody, a New York right-winger with zero clout. Today, he’s a leader of a tiny but powerful army of New York conservatives whose checkbooks sustain the national Republican majority.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Gershman, Jacob (15 August 2006). "Mallory Factor Decamps New York, Surprising Many". The New York Sun. Retrieved 15 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Mallory Factor Biography". 2013-10-29. Archived from the original on November 14, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Gershman, Jacob (15 August 2006). "Mallory Factor Decamps New York, Surprising Many". The New York Sun. Retrieved 15 November 2014. Mr. Factor's move is the latest twist in the life of a man who grew up in a low-income housing project in a tough neighborhood in Bridgeport, Conn., called Success Park and was the first person in his family to graduate from college.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Milbank, Dana (31 August 2005). "Brothers in Arms, But Sisters at Odds". The Washington Post. Retrieved 15 November 2014. A PR firm the fund retained, Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, sent out a pitch this month to reporters saying Factor "just replaced Stephen Moore as the president of Free Enterprise Fund. Big shoes to fill! But did you know he is the heir to the Max Factor Makeup fortune? And now he runs one of the must influential policy groups in DC!" Quite a story line: eyeliner to advocacy, rouge to riches. Except it's apparently not true. When asked about his ties to Max Factor, Mallory Factor said he knew of no link. He said it's possible "someone in the family way back" was related, but he's no heir. "I grew up in low-income housing in Bridgeport, Connecticut," Factor said. He blamed the PR firm for the bad information. The PR firm blamed Factor's "handlers." line feed character in |quote= at position 341 (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  14. Factor, Mallory (1 October 2012). "Mallory Factor: How Public Unions Exploit the Ruse of 'Official Time'". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  24. Kirkpatrick, David D. (2005-07-08). "Leadership Dispute Causes a Split in a Powerhouse of Fund-Raising for Conservative Causes". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  25. "Dave Johnson: Today's Front Group: Free Enterprise Fund". 2006-09-19. Retrieved 2011-01-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  28. Mallory Factor (2004-06-15). "Testimony By Mallory Factor Concerning the Second Report of an Independent Task Force on Terrorist Financing Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations - Council on Foreign Relations". Retrieved 2011-01-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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