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Jim Graham

Thursday, January 6, 2005; Page DZ13

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)

_____D.C. Council, In Private_____
What do city officials do, and where do they go, when they're not on duty? Their answers can be surprising.
Anthony A. Williams, Mayor
Linda W. Cropp, Council Chair
Jack Evans, Ward 2
Carol Schwartz, At-Large
David A. Catania, At-Large
Phil Mendelson, At-Large
Kwame R. Brown, At-Large
Jim Graham, Ward 1
Kathy Patterson, Ward 3
Adrian M. Fenty, Ward 4
Vincent B. Orange Sr., Ward 5
Sharon Ambrose, Ward 6
Vincent C. Gray, Ward 7
Marion Barry, Ward 8

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.

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