I worry about our own intelligence services understanding what the heck is going onSen. Graham frets early Egypt elections Feb 13, 2011
I will not vote for the debt ceiling increase until I see a plan in place that will deal with our long-term debt obligation, starting with Social SecurityLiberals fear for Social Security Jan 04, 2011
The mandate of the last election was pretty clear to me, that the Democratic policies from 2008 to 2010 were rejected by the American people because they created too much debt and they grew the government too muchRepublicans rattle sabers on cooperation Jan 02, 2011
I'm not going to vote for START until I hear from the Russians that they understand we can develop four stages of missile defense, and if we do, they won't withdraw from the treatyPrivate briefing ahead of arms treaty vote Dec 20, 2010
Instead of a surgical strike on their nuclear infrastructure, I think we're to the point now that you have to really neuter the regime's ability to wage war against us and our allies. And that's a different military scenarioIran says it would restart nuclear talks Nov 07, 2010
Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is the senior U.S. Senator from South Carolina and a member of the Republican Party. Previously he served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district.
Graham was born in Central, South Carolina, where his parents, Millie and Florence James Graham, ran a liquor store, the Sanitary Cafe. After graduating from D. W. Daniel High School, Graham became the first member of his family to attend college and joined the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. When he was 21 his mother died, and his father died 15 months later. Because his sister was left orphaned, the service allowed Graham to attend University of South Carolina in Columbia so he could be near home and care for his sister, whom he adopted. During his studies, he became a member of the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.
Graham graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Psychology in 1977 and from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a J.D. in 1981. Upon graduating, Graham was sent to Europe as a military prosecutor, and eventually entered private practice as a lawyer.