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