Eddie Graham (politician)

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The Honourable
Eddie Graham
Minister for Agriculture
In office
8 June 1944 – 13 November 1957
Preceded by Bill Dunn
Succeeded by Roger Nott
Personal details
Born (1897-01-19)19 January 1897
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Died 13 November 1957(1957-11-13) (aged 60)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Political party Australian Labor Party

The Hon. Edgar Hugh Graham (19 January 1897 – 13 November 1957) was an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1941 until his death . He was a member of the Australian Labor Party and held numerous ministerial positions. He was the Minister for Agriculture for 13 years.

Graham was born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales and was the son of a farmer. He was educated to elementary level at state schools and initially worked as a butcher. He later worked as a stock agent and pig breeder. Graham was elected to the New South Wales Parliament as the Labor member for Wagga Wagga at the 1941 state election. He defeated the sitting Country Party member, Matthew Kilpatrick in the landslide victory that allowed William McKell to form a government. He held the seat at the next 5 elections and died as the sitting member in 1957. During the premierships of William McKell, James McGirr and Joseph Cahill, Graham held numerous ministerial positions but he is most notable for his long tenure as Minister for Agriculture.

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Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Matthew Kilpatrick
Member for Wagga Wagga
1941 – 1957
Succeeded by
Wal Fife
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Dunn
Minister for Agriculture
1944 – 1957
Succeeded by
Roger Nott