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also known as Daniel Robert Graham

United States Senator from Florida

Bob Graham, former United States Senator from Florida. Named one of 5 Most Outstanding Young Men in Florida Florida Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1971; recipient Allen Morris award for outstanding 1st term member senate, 1972, Allen Morris award for most valuable member senate, 1973, Allen Morris award for 2d most effective senator, 1976, named to Florida Housing Hall of Fame, 2005.


Graham, Bob was born on November 9, 1936 in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. Son of Ernest R. and Hilda Simmons Graham.


Bachelor, University Florida, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1962. Doctor in Public Service (honorary), University Florida, 2006.


Atty, cattle and dairy farmer. Real estate developer. Member Florida House of Representatives, 1966-1970, Florida State Senate, 1970-1978.

Governor State of Florida, Tallahassee, 1979—1987. United States Senator from Florida, 1987—2005. Chairman Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 1993—1995, United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 2001—2003.

Chairman Education Commission of the States, 1980-1981, Caribbean/Central America Action, 1980-1981, United States Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation & Terrorism, 2008, commissioner, United States Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission(FCIC), since 2009. Co-chairman National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling, since 2010. Chairman, Southern Growth Policies Board.

Senior fellow, John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University. Board directors WellCare Plans Inc., since 2007.


Active 4-H Youth Foundation, National Commission on Reform Secondary Education, National Foundation Improvement Education, National Committee for Citizens in Education, Senior Centers of Dade County, Florida. Chairman Southern Regional Education Board, 1979-1981. Member Florida Bar Association.


Married Adele Khoury, 1959. Children: Gwendolyn Patricia, Glynn Adele, Arva Suzanne, Kendall Elizabeth.

Ernest R.

Hilda Simmons Graham

Adele Khoury

Gwendolyn Patricia Graham

Glynn Adele Graham

Arva Suzanne Graham

Kendall Elizabeth Graham