Birthplace and date: Wishaw, Scotland, Aug. 26, 1945.
Marital status: Divorced, but in a committed relationship with a partner.
Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) considers persistence and attention to detail to be his most notable personality traits. His favorite book is "anything by George Orwell."
(Melissa Cannarozzi For The Washington Post)
College: Georgetown University Law Center; University of Michigan Law School; Michigan State University.
Pets: Three West Highland Terriers: Roger, Dodger and Guapo.
My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Persistence and attention to detail.
I'd love to trade places for a day with: Alexander the Great.
Nobody knows I: Watch "Blind Date."
Favorite quote: "Every penny is a prisoner."
Best movie I've ever seen: "Being There."
Best book I've ever read: Anything by George Orwell.
Favorite TV show of all time: 2003 Property Management Hearings on Channel 13.
Restaurant where my constituents would most likely run into me: Ben's Chili Bowl.
Birthday cake: Carrot.
Car I drive: VW Beetle convertible.
Politician I most admire: Robert F. Kennedy.
Favorite president: Abraham Lincoln.
Most important influence in my life: My mother.
Most interesting place I ever visited: Havana, San Salvador and Addis Ababa.
Pet peeve: Gum cracking and pen clicking.
Impression people have of the District that I would most like to change: That we don't need congressional voting representation.