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Frank Porter Graham
Birth: Oct. 14, 1886
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1972
Chapel Hill (Orange County)
Orange County
North Carolina, USA

US Senator, University President. He began teaching at the University of North Carolina in 1915, but left to enlist in the United States Army during World War I, and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. He returned to UNC to continue teaching. In 1930, he became the president of the University of North Carolina. He remained the president until being appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate in 1949. He only served until 1950 when he lost election. Following his term in the Senate, he worked in various capacities for the United Nations between 1951 and 1968, including serving as mediator between India and Pakistan in their border dispute over Kashmir. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Alexander Graham (1844 - 1934)
  Catherine Bryan Sloan Graham (1855 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Marion Drane Graham (1899 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Sloan Graham (1875 - 1918)*
  Neill Ray Graham (1879 - 1914)*
  Mary Graham (1881 - 1975)*
  Harriet D Graham (1884 - 1966)*
  Frank Porter Graham (1886 - 1972)
  Catherine Graham Sanders (1893 - 1980)*
  Anne Graham Shanks (1896 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Chapel Hill Cemetery
Chapel Hill (Orange County)
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Nov 09, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8073685
Frank Porter Graham
Added by: Tim Crutchfield
 
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- David Wend
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
You are famous throughout the state of North Carolina. A building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is named for you. I wish I could have known you.
- Dr Mary Ann Wimsatt
 Added: Jun. 15, 2013
HAPPY. BIRTHDAY ..to a son of North Carolina...you are from my hometown..Fayetteville,NC
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 14, 2012
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