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Bob Graham

Personal data
Date of birthNovember 9, 1936(age 78)
Place of birthCoral Gables, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseAdele Khoury
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Harvard Law School
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Chairperson of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
In officeMay 21, 2010 - January 11, 2011
Served with William Reilly
PresidentBarack Obama
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Preceded byPosition established
38th Governor of Florida
In officeJanuary 2, 1979 - January 3, 1987
LieutenantWayne Mixson
Succeeded byWayne Mixson
Preceded byReubin Askew
In officeJanuary 3, 1987 - January 3, 2005
Succeeded byMel Martinez
Preceded byPaula Hawkins

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Daniel Robert "Bob" Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician. He was the 38th Governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987 and a United States Senator from that state from 1987 to 2005. Following a failed bid for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2004 presidential race, Graham was considered a possible running mate for John Kerry.

Graham dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on October 6, 2003 and announced his retirement from the Senate on November 3, 2003.

Graham is now concentrating his efforts on the newly established Bob Graham Center for Public Service at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Florida. He also serves as Chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD proliferation and terrorism and advocates for the recommendations in the Commission report, World at Risk.

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