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 Frank Porter Graham

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Frank Porter Graham Famous memorial

Birth
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Death
16 Feb 1972 (aged 85)
Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Plot
Section 4, Plot F13
Memorial ID
8073685 View Source

US Senator, University President. He began teaching at the University of North Carolina in 1915, but left to enlist in the United States Army during World War I, and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. He returned to UNC to continue teaching. In 1930, he became the president of the University of North Carolina. He remained the president until being appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate in 1949. He only served until 1950 when he lost election. Following his term in the Senate, he worked in various capacities for the United Nations between 1951 and 1968, including serving as mediator between India and Pakistan in their border dispute over Kashmir.

US Senator, University President. He began teaching at the University of North Carolina in 1915, but left to enlist in the United States Army during World War I, and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. He returned to UNC to continue teaching. In 1930, he became the president of the University of North Carolina. He remained the president until being appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate in 1949. He only served until 1950 when he lost election. Following his term in the Senate, he worked in various capacities for the United Nations between 1951 and 1968, including serving as mediator between India and Pakistan in their border dispute over Kashmir.

Bio by: Evening Blues


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 9 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8073685
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8073685/frank-porter-graham: accessed ), memorial page for Frank Porter Graham (14 Oct 1886–16 Feb 1972), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8073685, citing Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.