|Former U.S. Senator (D-FL)
|Senator Bob Graham is the former two-term Governor of Florida and served for 18 years in the United States Senate. This is combined with 12 years in the Florida Legislature for a total of 38 years of public service.
Senator Graham retired from public service in Jan. 2005, following his Presidential Campaign in 2004. He is recognized for his leadership on issues ranging from healthcare and environmental preservation to his 10 years of service on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence—including 18 months as Chairman in 2001-2002. Following the release of the Joint Inquiry’s final report in July 2003, and in the Fall of 2004, Senator Graham authored Intelligence Matters based upon his experiences gleaned during the joint inquiry and his analysis of the run-up to the Iraq war.
After retiring from public life, Senator Graham served for a year as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he lectured to undergraduate, graduate and executive management students. His primary focus was on civic education and intelligence, issues which continue to be of great importance to him.
Senator Graham was recently appointed by the President to serve as Co-chair of the National Commission on the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The Commission’s task is to examine the root causes of the oil disaster and to develop recommendations for guarding against, and mitigating the impact of, future oil spills associated with offshore drilling.
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