THOMAS GRAHAM, 49, a consultant on international development programs who worked in India and later helped start a consulting firm that specialized in African problems, died Oct. 18 at Holy Cross Hospital as a result of diabetes.

Mr. Graham, a resident of Washington, was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He received master's degrees in business and international affairs from Columbia University and also did graduate work in South Asian studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

From 1963 to 1965, he was in India as a Peace Corps volunteer. From 1967 to 1971, he headed the CARE program in the Indian province of Uttar Pradesh. In the 1970s he was a student in New York and an official of an international development company.

In 1978, Mr. Graham moved to Washington. He worked for DHR, an energy consulting firm, and became director of its international programs. In 1984, after a period as an independent consultant, he helped found GSL Inc., a consulting firm that worked primarily on African affairs. He retired in 1986 for reasons of health.

Mr. Graham's marriage to the former Gail Minault ended in divorce. A son by that marriage, Mark E. Graham, died in 1972 at the age of 2.

Mr. Graham's survivors include his wife, Wendy Graham of Washington, and two sisters, Anne Minich of Philadelphia and Marie-Louise Ingersoll of Devon, Pa.

LISA MARIE CHRIST, 16, who died Oct. 25 at the Washington Hospital Center as a result of head injuries she received in a car accident Oct. 24 in Laytonsville, was a resident of Derwood and a junior at Magruder High School in Rockville.

A spokesman for the Montgomery County police said that Miss Christ was a passenger in a car driven by Phillip James Moreland, 19, of Germantown. The vehicle went out of control on Rte. 108, crossed the center line and struck a tree on the road's left side, police said. Mr. Moreland was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the spokesman said.

Miss Christ had lettered in field hockey and soccer in school. Before entering Magruder, she attended Mill Creek Town Elementary School and Redland Middle School in Rockville.

She was an intern in the child development program and had worked in kindergartens at Rockville's Candlewood Elementary School. She attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rockville.

Survivors include her parents, Theodore and Marie Christ, and one brother, Theodore Robert Christ, all of Derwood.

ARCHIE W. ROBINSON, 81, who worked for U.S. News and World Report for 30 years before retiring in 1975 as its labor editor, died of respiratory arrest Oct. 25 at Prince George's Hospital Center. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Robinson, a Chevy Chase resident who had lived in this area since 1942, was a native of Detroit. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1927, he worked as a reporter and labor editor with the Detroit News before moving here. During World War II, he was a press officer with the War Labor Board.

He was the 1973 recipient of the Louis Stark Memorial Award of the Institute of Collective Bargaining and Group Relations. He was the author of the 1981 biography, published by Simon and Schuster, "George Meany and His Times."

Mr. Robinson was a member of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.

His wife, Katherine C. Robinson, died in 1972. His survivors include two daughters, Lois R. Limbach of Belvedere, Calif., and Helen R. Clark of Bowie, and five grandchildren.