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Secondary school educator

Sylvia Swords Graham, American Secondary school educator, retired. Named Star Teacher, Paulding County Chamber of C., Dallas, Georgia, 1989.

Background

Graham, Sylvia Swords was born on November 15, 1935 in Atlanta. Daughter of Metz Jona and Christine (Gurley) Swords.

Education

Bachelor, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1957; Master of Education, W. Georgia College, Carrollton, 1980; SEd, W. Georgia College, 1981; postgraduate, College William and Mary, 1964-1967.

Career

Teacher, Atlanta public schools, 1957-1958; teacher, Newark County public schools, Newark, California, 1960-1961; teacher history, Virginia Beach (Virginia) public schools, 1964-1975; teacher history, Paulding County public schools, Dallas, Georgia, 1976-1997; retired, Paulding County public schools, Dallas, Georgia, 1997. Tour director Paulding High School trips, Far East, 1985, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1989, Australia, 1988-1989.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

Christians with differing approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

Membership

County chairman Republican Party, 1987-1989, county chairman for re-election of Newt Gingrich, 1982. Member Gingrich education committee, 1983, 88. 1st vice chairman 6th Congressional District, 1989-1990, chairman 1989-1990.

Chairman 7th Congressional District, 1992-1995. Delegate National Republican Convention, 1992. Member Dallas Woman's Club (president 1982-1984, 1st vice president 1986-1988, public affairs chairman since 1986, treasurer for Civic Center fund since 1984), Phi Kappa Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, reading, piano, bridge.

Connections

Married Thomas A. Graham, November 29, 1958 (divorced 1970).

father:
Metz Jona Swords

mother:
Christine (Gurley) Swords

spouse:
Thomas A. Graham