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Samuel Jordan Graham papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0016

Scope and Contents

This collection of correspondence, ephemera, and genealogical material pertaining to Samuel Jordan Graham. Of particular note are several letters written to Graham by President Woodrow Wilson. Four of them are original and two are photostatic copies. Other correspondents include Charles E. Hughes, and Ray Stannard Baker. The collection also includes clippings, two certificates Graham received from Washington and Lee, genealogy, copies of addresses, and a Court of Claims of the United States acknowleding the Graham's work and service.


  • Creation: 1874-1947


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Samuel Jordan Graham was born in Lexington, Virginia in 1859 to Edward Lacy and Mary Lucy Jordan Graham. He was in the class of 1881 at Washington and Lee University. He practiced law in Lexington before moving to Pittsburgh in 1890. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore in 1912, was a member of the committee to notify Woodrow Wilson of his presidential nomination, and served as Assistant Attorney General of the United States from 1913-1919 and as Judge of the U. S. Court of Claims from 1919-1930. He died in 1951.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 legal folders, 1 oversize folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Samuel J. Graham.


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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA