Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina

Lindsey Graham

U.S. Senator from South Carolina

Lindsey Olin Graham was born in July 1955 in Central, South Carolina. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina where he also was part of the ROTC program. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. 

Upon his graduation from law school, Graham was commissioned as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the United States Air Force. Following his active duty service, Graham joined the South Carolina Air National Guard, and later the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was called to active duty again during the Gulf War. He was a senior legal adviser to the Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan, attaining the rank of colonel. 

He was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives where he served one term before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served eight years. He has been a member of the U.S. Senate since January 2003. 

Graham has never married and has no children. He is a Southern Baptist. 

In the News…

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is working on a resolution that would show Senate support for an international court to investigate Russian President Vladimir Putin for potential war crimes. 

Senator Graham stated he introduced “a resolution supporting the complaint filed by the Ukrainian government.“ He said, “This is a good example of where the International Criminal Court should exercise jurisdiction… I want the Senate to vote and speak with one voice in support of this complaint.” 

He said he plans to introduce the non-binding resolution soon, and feels he has sufficient support from both sides of the aisle to pass it. 

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced late last month that it was opening an investigation into the situation in Ukraine. Senator Graham said that the resolution, which is still being tweaked, does not pre-judge the outcome of an investigation but instead would show the Senate’s support for having a probe. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Graham today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Lindsey Graham 
Senator from South Carolina 
290 Russell Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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