A profile of Bob Graham.

A profile of Bob Graham.

A profile of Bob Graham.

Politics and policy.
June 5 2003 11:34 AM

Profile: Bob Graham

This week, Slate begins a series of short features explaining who the 2004 presidential candidates are, what they've said and done, and where they propose to take the country. The first installment summarizes each candidate's personal and professional background. Today's subject is Bob Graham.

Bob Graham

Daniel Robert Graham


Age: 66 (born Nov. 9, 1936).

Highest grade completed: Law school (1962).

Political experience: U.S. senator, Florida (1987-present); governor, Florida (1979-1987); state senator, Florida (1971-1979); state representative, Florida (1967-1971).


Previous jobs: Helped found Graham Companies with his brothers (1960-1966).

Spouse: Adele Graham.

Children: Four adult daughters.

Previous marriages: None.


Military history: None. Too young for Korea, too old for Vietnam.

Medical history: Open-heart surgery in January 2003.

Parents' jobs: Father was a Florida state senator, rancher, and engineer. Mother was a teacher.

Religion: United Church of Christ.

Campaign song: "The Best" (Tina Turner).

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

Avi Zenilman is a former Slate intern.