Philip Graham

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Person.png Philip Graham   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Newspaper publisher)
BornPhilip Leslie Graham
Terry, South Dakota, USA
Died1963-08-03 (Age 48)
Marshall, Virginia, USA
Alma materUniversity of Florida, Harvard Law School
Children • 1 daughter
• 3 sons
SpouseKatharine Graham
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, The Georgetown Set
Victim ofpremature death

Philip Graham


In 1960, he helped persuade his friend John F. Kennedy to take Lyndon Johnson on his ticket as the vice presidential candidate, personally talking with both men multiple times during the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, California. During the 1960 campaign, he wrote the drafts for several speeches that Johnson gave. After Kennedy and Johnson were elected in November, he successfully lobbied for the appointment of Douglas Dillon as Secretary of the Treasury, and had multiple discussions with Kennedy about other appointments.


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