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Horace French Graham
Birth: Feb. 7, 1862
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1941
Orleans County
Vermont, USA

Governor of Vermont. He graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1882. He then received his law degree from Columbia University and became an attorney in Craftsbury. A Republican, he served as Craftsbury's Town Meeting Moderator from 1902 to 1932, and in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1892 and 1900. He was Orleans County State's Attorney from 1898 to 1902, and a Republican Presidential elector in 1900. Graham was Vermont's Auditor from 1902 to 1916, and a member of the state Education Commission in 1913. He then won election as Governor, serving from 1917 to 1919. While Governor, an investigation revealed that a large sum of state money was unaccounted for during his term as Auditor. Graham repaid the missing funds, but was charged with embezzlement and convicted at trial. He was then pardoned by the new Governor, Percival Clement, who lauded Graham's honesty and efforts as Governor during World War I. Graham always maintained his innocence, but stated that since the loss took place while he was Auditor, he felt personally obligated to reimburse the state for the missing money. His reputation for integrity was largely undamaged, and he served in the Vermont House again from 1924 to 1925, also taking part in revising Vermont's Statutes in 1933. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Craftsbury Common Cemetery
Orleans County
Vermont, USA
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Record added: Jan 28, 2006
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Horace French Graham
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Horace French Graham
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