Lindsey Olin Graham, also known as Lindsey Graham, is an American politician and lawyer. He has served as the United States Senator from South Carolina since 2003.
Stage Name: Lindsey Graham
Full Name: Lindsey Olin Graham
Birthday: July 9, 1955
Place of Origin: Central, South Carolina, U.S.
Height: 5 ft. 6 in. or 1.71 m
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Profession: Politician and Lawyer
Total Net Worth: $3 million
Lindsey Olin Graham was born on July 9, 1955, in Central, South Carolina, to parents Florence James “FJ” Graham and Millie (Walters). Lindsey’s parents ran a business called “Sanitary Cafe”, a restaurant that is also a bar, pool hall, and liquor store. The Graham family is of Scottish and Irish descent.
In high school, Lindsey attended D.W. Daniel High School. After graduating from high school, he attended college and joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Lindsey became the first in his family that went to college.
Lindsey’s mother, Millie, died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma at just 52 years old. On the year of her death, Lindsey was only 21 years old. 15 months passed after the death of Lindsey’s mother, his father died due to a heart attack at the age of 69 years old. With the death of his parents, he matured quickly and took care of his younger sister who was then at that time 13 years old. The service then allowed Lindsey to study at the University of South Carolina in Columbia so that he could be near his sister as her legal guardian. While in Uni, he joined a social fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi.
Lindsey graduated from the University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Then in 1981, he graduated from the University’s School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree.
Without parents, Lindsey raised his sister, Darline. According to Darline, Lindsey is not only a brother, but also a father and a mother rolled into one. Lindsey never married nor does he have any children.
Lindsey Graham professional and political career
In 1982, Lindsey Graham served in the United States Air Force as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps).
From 1984 to 1988, Lindsey served as the Air Force’s Chief Prosecutor in Europe. He defended an Air Force pilot who was accused of using marijuana. He was then featured in a piece of American television news, 60 minutes, in one of the episodes that exposed the defective drug-testing procedures in the Air Force.
From 1989 to 1995, Lindsey served as Air National Guard in South Carolina.
In 1989, Lindsey left his active duty and returned to South Carolina where he worked as an attorney.
From 1988 to 1992, Lindsey served in the westernmost county in the United States of South Carolina, Oconee County, as assistant county lawyer.
From 1990 to 1991, Lindsey served as a judge advocate at McEntire Air National Guard Station in Eastover, South Carolina.
From 1990 to 1994, Lindsey served as the city attorney for Central, a town in Pickens County, South Carolina.
From 1992 to 1994, Lindsey served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
In 1998, Lindsey became a lieutenant colonel. In 2004, he was promoted to colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.
From 1995 to 2003, Lindsey became a U.S. Representative from South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District.
From 1995 up to the present, Lindsey is part of the United States Air Force Reserves.
From 2003 up to the present, Lindsey is a United States Senator from South Carolina.
Lindsey Graham Committee Assignments
During Lindsey Graham’s service in the house, he was assigned to serve in several committees.
From 2003 to 2019, Lindsey served on the Armed Services Committee.
From 2003 to 2005, he served on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
From 2007 to 2009, he served on the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.
From 2007 to 2009, he served on the Intelligence Committee.
From 2007 to 2011, he served on the Veterans Affairs.
From 2009 to 2011, Lindsey served on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
From 2009 to 2013, he served on the Aging Committee.
From 2019 to 2011, he served on the Foreign Relations Committee.
Lindsey Graham is currently serving on several committees. He served on the Appropriations committee. He served on the subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Defense subcommittee; Energy and Water Development subcommittee; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee; Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittee; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies.
Furthermore, he serves on the Environment and Public Works Committee. He is serving on several subcommittees such as Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environment Justice and Regulatory Oversight; Clean Air, Climate and Nuclear Safety; and Transportation and Infrastructure.
He serves on the Budget Committee. He served on the Judiciary Committee and serves on subcommittees such as Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights; Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights; Crime and Terrorism; and Privacy, Technology, and the Law.
Lindsey Graham controversial views
A conservative, Lindsey Graham has several controversial political views. He voted against former President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Lindsey opposes same-sex marriage. Lindsey was in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. According to Rolling Stone, Lindsey is a key member of the Trump administration because he’s capable of selling the president on anything.
Lindsey Graham Total Net Worth
Lindsey Graham has had quite a career and is comfortably wealthy. He earned a degree in psychology and earned his Juris Doctor Degree. He joined the US Air Force. Afterward, Lindsey worked as an officer, judge, and military prosecutor.
He served as the Republican representative for South Carolina’s third congressional district. Lindsey was then part of several committees which included Education and the Workforce, International Relations, and Armed Services.
Lindsey Graham has an estimated net worth of $3 million.