Bob Graham facts for kids
|United States Senator
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Paula Hawkins|
|Succeeded by||Mel Martínez|
|Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee|
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Richard Shelby|
|Succeeded by||Pat Roberts|
|38th Governor of Florida|
January 2, 1979 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Reubin Askew|
|Succeeded by||Wayne Mixson|
|Member of the Florida Senate
from the 33rd district
November 3, 1970 – November 7, 1978
|Preceded by||Richard Stone|
|Succeeded by||John A. Hill|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 105th district
Dade County, Group 16 (1966–1967)
November 8, 1966 – November 3, 1970
|Preceded by||District established|
|Succeeded by||Sherman Winn|
Daniel Robert Graham
November 9, 1936
Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
|Children||4 (including Gwen)|
|Education||University of Florida (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
Graham was elected to the United States Senate in 1986, defeating sitting Senator Paula Hawkins. He served as Senator from 1985 to 2005, when he retired. He resigned from governorship on January 3, 1985, three days before the swearing-in of the governor-elect, Republican Robert Martinez. For this time Mixson assumed his duties, making him the shortest serving governor in Florida history.
In early 2003 he decided to run for President but, after poor results in an opinion polls, he resigned and later supported John Kerry, who won the Democratic nomination. He was regarded as possible Kerry Vice Presidential candidate, but Kerry chose John Edwards.
|Governor of Florida
|U.S. Senator from Florida
Images for kids
Former Senator Graham (center), with former Florida Governor Buddy MacKay (right) at the dedication ceremony for Pugh Hall, home of the Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.
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