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. Following law school, he was commissioned as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the United States Air Force where he was posted to Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany. 

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 left active duty after eight years and engaged in private practice. He was assistant county attorney for Oconee County for four years. He was part of the South Carolina Air National Guard, later joining the Air Force Reserve. During the Gulf War, he was recalled to active duty as a judge advocate. He retired in 2015 with the rank of Colonel. 

Graham served two years in the South Carolina House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served eight years. He was elected to the United States Senate and assumed office in January 2003. 

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

In the News…

This week, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said, “If there is an escalation in this [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict, if hostages start getting killed, if Hezbollah in the north attacks Israel in strength, we should tell the Ayatollah we will destroy your oil refineries and your oil infrastructure,” calling out the complicity of Iran in planning, training and assisting in the Hamas invasion. 

“We will put you out of business. Without money coming from Iran and weapons coming from the Iranians, Hamas will be nothing. Hezbollah will be nothing,” Senator Graham said. 

He said the threat against Iran’s oil fields should be a joint move of both Israel and the U.S. 

Senator Graham said, “We have a chance to reset here. This is an Israeli 9/11. It couldn’t have happened without a lot of money and technology and weapons. So it’s time to hold Iran accountable. The escalation of the conflict should result in a joint attack on the Iranian infrastructure to put them out of business.” 

Contact this Leader…

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

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


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