Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1886-10-14
Death 1972-02-16
Gender:
Male
English

Biographical notes:

President of the University of North Carolina; U.S. senator for North Carolina.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1943-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122619645

Educator, government official.

From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Porter Graham : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376749

University president.

From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Porter Graham : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309744117

Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972) was president of the University of North Carolina, a U.S. senator, and a United Nations official.

From the description of Frank Porter Graham papers, 1908-1990. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24639158

  • 1886: Born 14 October, Fayetteville, N.C., son of Katherine Sloan and Alexander Graham
  • 1909: Received A.B. from University of North Carolina
  • 1910: Licensed to practice law in North Carolina
  • 1911 - 1913 : English teacher at Raleigh High School
  • 1914 - 1916 : Instructor of history, UNC
  • 1916: Received M.A. from Columbia University
  • 1917 - 1919 : U.S. Marine Corps private (mustered out as first lieutenant)
  • 1920 - 1921 : Assistant professor, UNC; head of statewide campaign for funding a program for state institutions
  • 1921 - 1927 : Associate professor, UNC; member of the President's Committee on Education; twice president of the North Carolina Conference of Social Service (sponsored and prepared first worker's compensation act in North Carolina); founded Citizens' Library Movement of North Carolina
  • 1927 - 1930 : Professor of history, UNC
  • 1930 - 1932 : President of UNC (Chapel Hill)
  • 1931: Served on commission that wrote plan for consolidation of North Carolina State College, Women's College, and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • 1932 - 1949 : President of the Consolidated University of North Carolina
  • 1932: Married Marian Drane
  • 1934: Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Security
  • 1941 - 1942 : Member of the National Defense Mediation Board
  • 1942 - 1946 : Public member of the National War Labor Board; member of the Maritime War Emergency Board
  • 1945: Chair of the Public Hearings Committee of the President's Labor-Management Conference
  • 1945 - 1946 : Chair of the Oil Panel of the President's Labor-Management Conference
  • 1946 - 1947 : Member of the President's Committee on Civil Rights
  • 1947 - 1948 : U.S. representative on the United Nations Committee of Good Offices in the Dutch Indonesian Dispute; president of the National Association of State Universities
  • 1949 - 1950 : U.S. senator; appointed after death of J. Melville Broughton
  • 1950: Lost primary campaign for U.S. Senate to Willis Smith
  • 1951: Defense Manpower Administrator for U.S. Department of Labor
  • 1951 - 1968 : U.N. Representative in the dispute between India and Pakistan
  • 1952 - 1969 : Chair of the Board of the National Sharecroppers Fund
  • 1954 - 1963 : Board member of American Association for the United Nations
  • 1961 - 1962 : President of board of directors of the Civil Liberties Foundation
  • 1962 - 1964 : Chair of the Carolina Charter Tercentenary Committee
  • 1963 - 1965 : Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Area Redevelopment
  • 1967: 27 April, Marian D. Graham died
  • 1968: Retired from responsibilities at the United Nations
  • 1972: 16 February, Frank Porter Graham died

From the guide to the Frank Porter Graham Papers, 1908-1990, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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