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Mallory Factor

Mallory Factor
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 (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.[9] He is the Senior Visiting Mellon Fellow at the University of Cambridge.[10] He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.[11] 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 [12]

In addition to his books, Factor has written widely on economic and financial issues for publications including the Wall Street Journal,[13][14] Christian Science Monitor,[15] National Review[16] and newspapers nationwide and is also a Fox News[17] and Forbes Magazine[18] contributor.

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


Factor is the host and co-founder of The New York Meeting [19] 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.[20][21] He was previously the co-founder and co-chair of The Monday Meeting (with James E. Higgins).[22]

He co-founded[23] and was the chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund, a free market “do” tank advocating economic growth, lower taxes and limited government.[24]

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.[25][26] 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.[27] 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.

Factor has served on the [12] He also served as a member of the US Air Force's Air Mobility Command Civic Leader Group. Factor served as a Senior Fellow for the Republican Policy Committee Chairman of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.


  1. ^ O'Dwyer's Directory of Public Relations Executives, Jack O'Dwyer, 1997
  2. ^ Lizza, Ryan (17 July 2005). "New York Republicans - The Sugar Daddies for Bush's America".  
  3. ^ Gershman, Jacob (15 August 2006). "Mallory Factor Decamps New York, Surprising Many".  
  4. ^ a b "Mallory Factor Biography". 2013-10-29. 
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  6. ^ Gershman, Jacob (15 August 2006). "Mallory Factor Decamps New York, Surprising Many".  
  7. ^ Milbank, Dana (31 August 2005). "Brothers in Arms, But Sisters at Odds".  
  8. ^ a b "WEDDINGS; Elizabeth Weir, Mallory Factor".  
  9. ^ "Mallory Factor brings geopolitics to The Citadel". The Citadel. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  10. ^ "Faculty of History, University of Cambridge". University of Cambridge. 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  11. ^ "Mallory Factor Amazon Author Page". Amazon. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  12. ^ a b "Biography - Mallory Factor". American Theatre Wing. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  13. ^ Factor, Mallory (1 October 2012). "'"Mallory Factor: How Public Unions Exploit the Ruse of 'Official Time.  
  14. ^ "Search - Wall Street Journal Online". The Wall Street Journal. 
  15. ^ "The business-arts partnership: a two-way street / The Christian Science Monitor". 1987-07-23. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  16. ^ Search Nro. "Search - National Review Online". Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  17. ^ Factor, Mallory (2010-04-07). "Opinion - Commentary from Mallory Factor". Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  18. ^ " - ForbesFinder". Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  19. ^ "About The New York Meeting". 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  20. ^ Rutenberg, Jim (2013-11-12). "A Senator Lays Out His Positions on the Military Very Carefully". 
  21. ^ "Biography of Shadowboss author Mallory Factor". Mallory Factor. 2013-07-29. 
  22. ^ "The Monday Meeting, A Right-Wing Cabal Ready to Convert N.Y. | The New York Observer". 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  23. ^
  24. ^ "Dave Johnson: Today's Front Group: Free Enterprise Fund". 2006-09-19. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  25. ^ "Council on Foreign Relations". Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  26. ^ O'Brien, Timothy L.; Kirkpatrick, David D. (2004-06-12). "THE REACH OF WAR: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS; Nonpolitical Study of Terror Is Caught Up in Politics - New York Times". Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  27. ^ 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. 

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