Daniel Robert (Bob) GRAHAM, Congress, FL (1936)

Senate Years of Service:

GRAHAM, Daniel Robert (Bob), a Senator from Florida; born in Coral Gables, Fla., November 9, 1936; attended the public schools of Dade County, Fla.; graduated, University of Florida, Gainesville 1959; graduated, Harvard Law School 1962; admitted to the Florida bar in 1962; builder and cattleman; elected to the Florida State house of representatives 1966; member, Florida State senate 1970-1978; governor of Florida 1979-1986; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1986; reelected in 1992 and 1998 and served from January 3, 1987, to January 3, 2005; chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (One Hundred Third Congress), Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003]); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2004; was an unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for president in 2004.


Graham, Bob, and Chris Hand. America, The Owner’s Manual: Making Government Work for You. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2009; Graham, Bob, and Jeff Nussbaum. Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America’s War on Terror. New York: Random House, 2004.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present