Bob Graham, Former Florida Governor And Senator, Dead At 87

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Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham passed away on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. He was 87 years old.

His daughter, Gwen, announced the death in a statement in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“We are deeply saddened to report the passing of a visionary leader, dedicated public servant, and even more importantly, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather: Bob Graham,” read the statement.

“As a legislator, Florida’s 38th Governor, and a United States Senator, Bob Graham devoted his life to the betterment of the world around him,” Graham’s daughter’s statement read. “The memorials to that devotion are everywhere – from the Everglades and other natural treasures he was determined to preserve, to the colleges and universities he championed with his commitment to higher education, to the global understanding he helped to foster through his work with the intelligence community, and so many more.”

Graham, a longtime Democrat, was first elected governor of Florida in 1979. He served two terms as governor and left in 1987. He was then elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served from 1987 to 2005.

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