Graf, Homer William was born on February 16, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1915.
Ensign, United States Navy, 1915, and advanced through the grades to commodore, 1944. Officer United States Ship Helena, Asiatic Station, 1921, United States Ship New Orleans (Vladivostok, Siberia, and Kobe, Japan), 1921-1922, United States ships Borie, Peary, Penguin and Canopus, 1924-1927. Officer, United States Ship Tennessee, 1940.
Chief of staff to commander. Supervisor Harbor of New York, 1946-1948.