Alasdair Bernard Graham
|Senator for The Highlands, Nova Scotia|
|Appointed by||Pierre Trudeau|
May 21, 1929|
Dominion, Nova Scotia
|Died||April 22, 2015(aged 85)|
|Alma mater||Saint Francis Xavier University|
Graham attempted to win a seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1958 election from Nova Scotia, but was defeated in the attempt. On April 27, 1972, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Pierre Trudeau. Graham served as president of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1976 until 1980. In 1995, he became deputy government leader in the Senate, and was promoted to Leader of the Government in the Senate in 1997, joining the Cabinet as Nova Scotia's sole representative. The Liberals had lost all of its seats in the province in the 1997 election. He served in Cabinet until 1999 when Chrétien replaced him with Bernie Boudreau in the hope that appointing Boudreau to the Senate would help him win a seat in the 2000 election.
Graham retired from the Senate in 2004 upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75. His son, Danny Graham, served as leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party from 2002 to 2004. Graham died on April 22, 2015.
- "Former Nova Scotia senator Alasdair Graham dies at age of 85". The Chronicle Herald. April 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
- "Al Graham, former Liberal senator in Nova Scotia, dies at 85". CBC News. April 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
|26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien|
|Cabinet Post (1)|
|Joyce Fairbairn||Leader of the Government in the Senate
|Party political offices|
|President of the Liberal Party of Canada