Lindsey Graham Biography
An American politician and part of the Republican Party, Lindsey Graham, widely identified as serving the United States Senator from South Carolina since 2003. Additionally, he also worked in the United States Air Force and South Carolina House of Representatives.
Lindsey Graham has currently reached 62 years old but he has never been married and has no children. During his an interview, he said that he has been in two relationships in his entire life.
Lindsey Graham Early Life and Parents
Born as Lindsey Olin Graham on 9th July 1955, in Central, South Carolina, USA. He is the son of Florence James Graham and Millie Graham. His parents owned a restaurant-bar-pool hall-liquor store known as “Sanitary Cafe”.
During his early life, he worked with his parents. He spent his childhood in happiness until his parents died while he was in college. After that, he raised his sister Darline Graham Nordone on his own.
Lindsey Graham Education
Lindsey attended D. W. Daniel High School and became the first member of his family to attend college. After that, he enrolled at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. At that time, he became a member of the Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity.
From the University of South Carolina, he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 1977. After that, he enrolled at the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. From there, he graduated with a J.D. in 1981.
Lindsey Graham Career
Graham started his career as an officer and judge advocate in the United States Air Force in 1982. In 1984, he went to Europe as a military prosecutor and support attorney. He left active duty in 1989 and entered private practice as a lawyer.
After that, he joined the South Carolina Air National Guard in 1989. He resigned the job in 1995 and then joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Lindsey Graham Political Career
Graham started his political career in 1992. He became the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 2nd district in 1992. He served in the office until 1995. In 1998, he was a member of the Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
He ran for the United States Senate election in South Carolina, 2002 and won. He was again elected in United States Senate election in South Carolina, 2008. Since then, he has served as a United States Senator from South Carolina till now.
Graham has been popular Senate for his advocacy of a strong national defense. He has supported military since his early career days. In 2015, he announced that he would run for President of the United States. However, he ended his campaign for the presidency in late 2015.
When it was sure that Donald Trump would become the Republican Presidential candidate, he openly said that he would not vote for Trump. In the 2016 Presidential election, Lindsey announced that he would not vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton.
He said, “I think Donald Trump is going to places where very few people have gone and I’m not going with him.”
On 24th August 2017, Graham said that
Trump’s recent behavior isn’t ‘unhinged,’ but a ‘political strategy’. He added there’s “nothing crazy” about President Donald Trump’s recent string of bombastic tweets and comments. Graham said that Trump was “not the first president to use the bully pulpit to try to push the country in a particular direction.”
Have a look at his statement about Trumps: Youtube
Lindsey Graham Personal Life
Lindsey Graham has currently reached 62 years old but he has never been married and has no children. During his an interview, he said that he has been in two relationships in his entire life. Graham said that one of the girls was Lufthansa flight attendant named Sylvia. He nearly proposed her but ‘it wasn’t to be.’
He said, ‘The opportunity never presented itself at the right time, or I never found time to meet the right girl or the right girl was smart enough not to have time for me. I haven’t been lucky that way.’
Most of the people say that Graham is gay because he has not been married till now and no one has ever known about his love affair to date.
Lindsey Graham Net Worth
Graham has an estimated net worth of $296,009 as of 2014, making him a fair amount less rich than the average member of Congress and sixth among all members from South Carolina. As of 2018, his annual salary has $174,000 and estimated net worth has $3 million.