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James Graham (physician)

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Date of birth29 July 1856
Date of death8 March 1913(age 56)
38th Mayor of Sydney
In office1901 - 1901
Succeeded bySir Thomas Hughes
Preceded bySir Matthew Harris

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Sir James Graham (29 July 1856 8 March 1913) was a Scottish-born physician and public man, active in Australia, Mayor of Sydney in 1901.

Graham was born in Edinburgh, son of Thomas Graham, marble polisher, and his wife Jane, née Square. Graham graduated M.A. at University of Edinburgh in 1879 and M.B. and C.M. in 1882. Graham migrated to Sydney in 1884 but then returned to Europe in August 1888 and studied at Berlin, Vienna and Paris. He obtained the M.D. degree of Edinburgh University and a gold medal for his thesis on "Hydatid Disease in its Clinical Aspects". Returning to Sydney he was appointed superintendent of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital which, largely by his influence, became an excellent training-ground for the medical profession. From 1897 he was lecturer in midwifery at the University of Sydney (working under Thomas Peter Anderson Stuart) and held this position until 1912. He was founder of the Surgical Appliances Aid Society, the Women's Hospital, the Trained Nurses' Association, and was the first president of the New South Wales Dental Board.

In spite of these activities Graham found time to do much public work. He was elected a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Sydney-Belmore in 1894 and held the seat until 1901. In 1898 he became a member of the Sydney city council and took a prominent part in a successful reform movement. His professional knowledge was also of great use during the plague scare in 1900. Graham was Mayor of Sydney in 1901 during the visit of the Duke of York and was knighted by him. In 1906 Graham opposed Chris Watson for the Federal seat of South Sydney but was defeated. Graham was again elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly, this time for Surry Hills in 1907 but lost his seat at the 1910 election. He was for several years vice-president of the Liberal and Reformist Association, later the Liberal Association. Graham died at Sydney on 8 March 1913 and was buried in the Anglican section of Waverley cemetery. He married in 1890 Fanny, daughter of the Rev. G. W. Millard in 1890, who survived him with a son.

Graham was an able, sympathic man of high ideals. His death at a relatively early age was a loss to the public life of his state.

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Saints aim to keep Graham - Code13 Rugby League News Tweet this news
Code13 Rugby League News--St Helens are keen to keep hold of star forward and England international, -James Graham-, who is pondering a move to the NRL. Graham, who celebrated his 200 th Saints performance last weekend, is pondering a move to the NRL, wit - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:31:17 GMT+00:00
Graham marks landmark with a try - The Press Association Tweet this news
The Press Association---James Graham- marked his 200th St Helens appearance with one of his side's six tries in a convincing Engage Super League 34-16 win over Hull KR. Fellow prop Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook claimed his first two Saints scores while S - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:35:00 GMT+00:00
Saints 34 Hull KR 16 final score - St Helens Star Tweet this news
St Helens Star---JAMES Graham- had a legends guard of honour when he led out the team to mark his 200th game - and he responded with a try. Saints stretched their winning run to three matches with another efficient display which contained a ... - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 20:44:59 GMT+00:00
Daisy Devine Plucks Fair Ground Oaks - BloodHorse Tweet this news
BloodHorse--Ridden to victory by -James Graham-, Daisy Devine benefited from a freshening since a tough loss in the Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 22 to record her first stakes win for owner James Miller and trainer Andrew McKeever. The daughter of Kafwain , - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:15:27 GMT+00:00
Review questions use of Delhi FEMA funds in 2008 - Chicago Tribune Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune--"It's a little disappointing when you see that," said -James Graham-, chairman of the Lake Delhi District's board of trustees. "But we feel we have the records to dispute 99 percent of the objections w - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:03:44 GMT+00:00
Gleeson throws hat in NRL ring - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--The success of Ellis and Burgess is expected to prompt more English players to try their luck in the NRL. St Helens prop -James Graham- is entertaining a stint with the Bulldogs. You're the only person reading this now. Tell yo - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 14:00:24 GMT+00:00
North Shore Churches Announce 2011 Rummage Sale Calendar - TribLocal Tweet this news
TribLocal--Kenilworth Union Church Board Member Linda Kingman inspects her church's wide selection of clothng at last year's rummage sale, one of more than a dozen on the North Shore starting this month. ... - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 12:23:17 GMT+00:00
Friday Interview - Mick Potter: Defensive mindset enables Bulls' confidence to ... - Yorkshire Post Tweet this news
Yorkshire Post--“We'll need to play controlled and be aware of the dangers Saints have with James Roby, -James Graham-, Tony Puletua - you could mention 17 players. “They are dangerous. We need to concentrate for 80 minutes and control the ball. - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 03:42:52 GMT+00:00
Canadian expats caught up in North African-Mideast turmoil - Globe and Mail Tweet this news
Globe and Mail--Others believe Canadian corporations and employees have a role in encouraging liberalization. -James Graham- moved to the Middle East in 1990 as a teenager, when his father became one of the first pilots for Emirates Airline , Dubai's - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 07:39:08 GMT+00:00
Whithorn Community Council - Galloway Today Tweet this news
Galloway Today--After a by-election took place in the town, -James Graham-, Jacqueline Martin and Jeremy Sykes were appointed and the community council can recommence its business. This was the second by-election in the past six months in Whithorn after f - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:03:56 GMT+00:00

Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Matthew Harris
Mayor of Sydney
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Hughes

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