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Citadel News Service

For Release
Nov. 12, 2003

Sen. Lindsey Graham to deliver Citadel Greater Issues speech

          Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., will deliver a Greater Issues address to the 1,916 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and faculty and staff on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003.

          Graham, who was elected in 2002 to replace the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, will speak at 11:15 a.m. in McAlister Field House. The speech is open to the public. Admission is free.

          The Greater Issues Series aims to engage cadet's interest and knowledge in important topics of the day. Since it was established in 1954, the Greater Issues Series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston and The Citadel. The series is made possible by a grant from The Citadel Foundation.

          A native South Carolinian, Graham is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He has served in the United States Air Force and South Carolina Air Guard. An Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran who served as staff judge advocate at McEntire Air National Guard Base in Eastover, S.C., he continues to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

          Before succeeding Thurmond, Graham, an attorney, was elected in 1992 to the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 1994, he became the first Republican to represent South Carolina's Third Congressional District in Washington since 1877.





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