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This release prepared by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,

Senator Lindsey Graham to Address Audience At Tri-County’s Annual Report Luncheon

(By Lisa Garrett)

PENDLETON --- Senator Lindsey Graham will be the keynote speaker at Tri-County Technical College’s Annual Report to the People Luncheon Thursday, November 9.

Senator Lindsey GrahamThe luncheon annually attracts approximately 300 community, business, industrial, government and political leaders from Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.

Senator Graham was elected to serve as United States Senator on November 5, 2002.  He serves on four committees in the U.S. Senate: Armed Services, Judiciary, Budget, and Veterans Affairs.

From 1984-1988, he was assigned overseas and served at Rhein Mein Air Force Base in Germany. Upon leaving the active duty Air Force in 1989, Graham joined the South Carolina Air National Guard where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 when he became the first Republican to represent South Carolina's Third Congressional District in Washington since 1877.

During the first Gulf War, Graham was called to active duty and served state-side at McEntire Air National Guard Base as Staff Judge Advocate where he prepared members for deployment to the Gulf region. His duties included briefing pilots on the law of armed conflict, preparing legal documents for deploying troops, and providing legal services for family members of the South Carolina Air National Guard. He received a commendation medal for his service at McEntire.

Since 1995, Graham has continued to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and is the only U.S. Senator currently serving in the Guard or Reserves.

A native South Carolinian, Graham grew up in Central, graduated from D.W. Daniel High School, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

          The Seneca resident is the son of the late F.J. and Millie Graham.



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