|Source: City of Chapin, SC
Lindsey Olin Graham is a native of South Carolina who was born on July 9, 1955 grew up in Central and graduated from D.W. Daniel High School. He earned his B.A. in Psychology
and J.D. from the University of South Carolina. Graham also maintianed a private law prcatice in Oconee County until elected
to the U.S. House. He lives in Seneca and is a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.
|Source: Congressional BioGuide
Graham was elected to serve as a United
States Senator on November 5, 2002. He serves on four committees in the U.S. Senate: Armed Services, Budget, Judiciary, and
Veteran's Affairs. During the 108th Congress he served on the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee. He also
served as the Chairman of the National Senatorial Committee's Presidential Roundtable from 2003-2005.
Graham was elected
to four terms, begining in 1994, as the Congressman from South Carolina's Third District which includes the state's largest
employer--the Savannah River Site. The district includes ten counties and runs along the western border of the state encompasing
national forests and parks. He was the first Republican to represent the district since 1877. While representing the district
he was a member of the Education and the Workforce, Judiciary, and Armed Services committees.
During his time in Washington
Graham has become known as a leader who never abandoned his independence or strayed from the conservative reform agenda. He
has fought to balance the federal budget, provide tax relief for all taxpayers, ensure our military is adequately funded and
prepared, and ensure the government keeps its promise to America's greatest generation.
Prior to his time in Washington Graham
served in the South Carolina State House representing the second district of Oconee County. Graham also held positions as
the city attorney for the City of Central and the assistant county attorney for Oconee County.
|Source: Charleston Post & Courier
Graham served six years active duty in the United
States Air Force as a lawyer, including a stint at Rhein Mein Air Force Base in Germany. He then served for five years in
the South Carolina National Guard. He is a Persian Gulf War-era veteran, who was call in to service state-side at McEntire
Air National Guard Station as Staff Judge Advocate. In this capacity he prepared members for deployment to the Gulf region.
His duties included briefing pilots on the law of armed conflict, preparing legal documents for deploying troops, and providing
legal services for for family members of the South Carolina National Guard. He recieved a commendation medal for his service
|Source: Air Force News Service
Graham serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and is the
only U.S. Senator currently serving in the Guard or Reserves. He is a colonel and is currently assigned as a Reserve Judge
on the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.