Bob Graham, Florida Governor and Senator, Dies at Age 87

Bob Graham, Florida Governor and Senator, Dies at Age 87



Bob Graham, a former governor of Florida and senator, passed away. His age was 87 years.

His daughter Gwen Graham released a statement on X on Tuesday, announcing his death.
After the terrorist events of 2001, Graham led the Intelligence Committee while serving three terms as a senator.

Graham was a peculiar man. He developed the political trick of “workdays,” which involved spending a day in a variety of occupations ranging from FBI agent to horse stall mucker. He also kept a detailed journal, including nearly everyone he spoke to, everything he ate, TV shows he watched, and even his golf scores.

One of the first to condemn the war in Iraq for diverting American attention from the battle against terrorism in Afghanistan was the former senator. Furthermore, he criticized President George W. Bush for failing to implement an occupation plan in Iraq after American soldiers overthrew Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Graham collaborated effectively with colleagues from both parties over his 18 years in Washington, especially with Florida Republican Connie Mack during their twelve years in the Senate.

Graham left public life in 2005 and devoted much of his time to advocating for increased civics education in the state’s public schools through the Legislature and an after-care program at the University of Florida.

President Barack Obama appointed five people, including Graham, to an independent panel in June 2010 to look into a catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that endangered beaches and marine life in numerous states in the Southeast.

This News was reported from Los Angeles.


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