Graham, Bob, 1936-....

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Birth 1936-11-09
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Daniel Robert (Bob) Graham was born in 1936 in Coral Gables, Florida. He began a long career in politics by serving in the Florida House of Representatives in 1966 and in the Florida Senate from 1970 to 1978. He became the thirty-eighth governor in 1979 and served in that office until 1987. Graham was then elected to the United States Senate and reelected again in 1994.

From the description of Bob Graham letter 1981 June 17. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 45232525

Daniel Robert "Bob" Graham was the thirty-eighth Governor of Florida, serving two terms from January 2, 1979 to January 3, 1987. Graham was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1966 from Dade County and then to the State Senate in 1970. Graham was elected United States Senator in 1986.

During his term in the Florida House, Graham served on a number of committees and sub-committees, including ad valorem taxation, appropriations, higher education, local government, and the House Constitution Revision Review. His primary legislative interests were long-range planning, program budgeting, higher education finance, revenue sharing, and the Milk Commission.

From the description of Legislative papers, 1963-1968. (Florida State Archive). WorldCat record id: 32413822

Legislator, governor, business executive.

D. Robert "Bob" Graham was born in Coral Gables, Florida on November 9, 1936. He graduated from Miami High School in 1955, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1959, and received a law degree from Harvard in 1962.

Prior to entering public office, he practiced law, served as an executive with the Sengra Corporation, a family-owned construction firm, and with the Graham Companies. He and his family have been instrumental in developing portions of South Florida, including Miami Lakes.

He served in the Florida House of Representatives (1967-71) and the Florida Senate (1971-78). He was elected governor of Florida in 1978 and 1982. After serving two terms, Florida's limit, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and re-elected in 1992 and 1998.

From the description of D. Robert "Bob" Graham Florida Legislature Papers, 1959-1984, (Bulk: 1966-1978). (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 53873728

D. Robert "Bob" Graham was born in Coral Gables, Florida on November 9, 1936. He graduated from Miami High School in 1955, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1959, and received a law degree from Harvard in 1962. Prior to entering public office, he practiced law, served as an executive with the Sengra Corporation, a family-owned construction firm, and with the Graham Companies. He and his family have been instrumental in developing portions of South Florida, including Miami Lakes. He served in the Florida House of Representatives (1967-71) and the Florida Senate (1971-78). He was elected governor of Florida in 1978 and 1982. After serving two terms, Florida's limit, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and re-elected in 1992 and 1998.

  • November 9, 1936: Born in Dade County, Florida
  • 1955: Graduated, Miami Senior High School
  • 1959: Received bachelor's degree, University of Florida
  • 1959: Married of Adele Khoury of Miami Shores
  • 1960: Established the Graham Companies and commenced the development of Miami Lakes
  • 1962: Received bachelor of law degree, Harvard
  • 1966: Elected as Florida State Representative
  • 1968: Re-elected as Florida State Representative
  • 1970: Elected as Florida State Senator
  • 1974: Re-elected as Florida State Senator
  • 1974: Began "Workdays"
  • 1978: Elected as Florida Governor
  • 1982: Re-elected as Florida Governor
  • 1986: Elected as United States Senator
  • 1992: Re-elected as United States Senator
  • 1998: Re-elected as United States Senator

From the guide to the D. Robert "Bob" Graham Florida Legislature Papers, 1959-1984, 1966-1978, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida)

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  • Governor
  • Taxation
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Education--History
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  • Politicians--Correspondence
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