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Lindsey O. Graham is the first Republican to represent the Third District  of South Carolina in the United States House of Representatives since 1877. The district includes ten counties and runs along the western border of the state encompassing pristine national forests and parks. It also is home to one of the state's largest employers -- the Savannah River Site.

Elected to the House of Representatives in 1994 and now serving his 4th term in Congress, Graham has worked to bring fiscal responsibility to the federal government, eliminate the excessive tax burden on American families and reduce federal regulations which restrict local governments and businesses. He is a member of three House Committees including Education and the Workforce, Judiciary, and Armed Services.

An Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran, Graham had a distinguished legal career in the United States Air Force.  

From 1989 until his election, he served as Base Staff Judge Advocate at McEntire Air National Guard Base in Eastover. He maintains his military status as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.  

Graham established a private law practice in 1988 and served as attorney for the town of Central and assistant attorney for Oconee County. His political career began in 1992 when he was elected to represent Oconee County's Second District in the South Carolina House of Representatives where he served until his election to Congress in 1994.