Another Look At Jim Graham

June 22, 2017

Longtime D.C. Council member Jim Graham died last week at 71. He started his career as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren. He ended it as a shill for a Petworth strip club.

 

There may well have been more to Jim Graham; there was certainly a lot less. His obituaries so far have hewn to the image that he himself worked hard to cultivate: pioneering civic leader from a time when being "openly" gay was a transgressive act, hyper-vigilant ward boss, a "colorful" figure right down to his bowties and tortoise-shell glasses

 

READ MORE HERE:

 

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jim-graham-more-and-less/article/2626604

 

 

 

 

Editor's not: The article first appeared in the Washington Examiner; it is reprinted by permission of the author. Further, former Ward 1 Council Jim Graham's body will be available for public viewing on Friday June 23, 2017.

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