Profile of Lindsey Graham, Senator who Frequently Advises US Military Intervention Abroad
Profile of Lindsey Graham, Senator who Frequently Advises US Military Intervention Abroad. PHOTO/Reuters
WASHINGTON – Lindsey Graham is a senior United States (US) senator from South Carolina. During his career, he frequently advocated US military intervention abroad.
Born in South Carolina, Graham grew up in a small-town blue-collar family, where his parents ran a restaurant and a pool hall. Lindsey Graham or who has the full name Lindsey Olin Graham is a man who was born in Seneca, South Carolina, United States on July 9, 1955.
Lindsey Graham’s early life and military career
Quoted from his personal website, Graham graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1981. He was the first member of his family to go to college.
While he was still a student, his parents died and Graham had to raise his sister who was nine years his junior.
After studying for a long time, Graham then continued his military education to join the United States Air Force. Successively he later became an advocate and served in the Air Force reserve.
Graham was first assigned to Rhein-Main Air Force Base in Germany, serving there from 1984 to 1988.
After leaving active duty, Graham returned to South Carolina and became an assistant district attorney (1988–1992) for the Oconee county and then city attorney (1990–1994) for Central.
Shortly thereafter, Graham also joined the South Carolina Air National Guard, from 1989 to 1995. During this time, he also returned to active duty during the Persian Gulf War (1990–1991) and served in the Air Force Reserves until 2015.
Graham retired from the Air Force Reserves in June 2015 after serving his country for 33 years with the rank of Colonel.
Lindsey Graham’s political career
Graham’s political career began when he was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives for one term from 1992 to 1994.