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D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1)

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Former D.C. Councilman Jim Graham Dead At 71

Graham represented Ward 1 in Washington, D.C. from 1999–2015. Known for his glasses, bow ties and crisp suits Graham helped serve and rebuild Ward 1 U Street NW and 14th Street NW which was hit heavy by the 1968 riots after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Graham, was a LGBT and Aids activist. He served for 16 years on the D.C. Council before a corruption scandal upended his quest for a fifth term in 2014.

He died June 11 afte rbattling a bacterial infection and died of a “chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. He was 71 years old.




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