Philip Graham

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Person.png Philip Graham   SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(Newspaper publisher)
Born Philip Leslie Graham
1915-07-18
Terry, South Dakota, USA
Died 1963-08-03 (Age 48)
Marshall, Virginia, USA
Alma mater University of Florida, Harvard Law School
Children • 1 daughter
• 3 sons
Spouse Katharine Graham
Member of The Georgetown Set

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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