Curtis Graves

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Curtis Graves
Member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 23-6
In office
January 10, 1967 – January 9, 1973
Personal details
Born (1938-08-26) August 26, 1938 (age 80)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kay Bryant, Joanne Graves
Occupationagency executive

Curtis M. Graves (born August 26, 1938) is an American photographer and former politician in the state of Texas.

Graves was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1938.[1] He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1967 to 1973 as a Democrat.[2] Along with Barbara Jordan and Joe Lockridge, he was one of three African-American members elected in 1966, the first ones since 1896.[3][4] A businessman, he is an alumnus of Texas Southern University and Princeton University. He also worked for NASA's academic affairs division and as Director for Civil Affairs. Graves currently is an artistic photographer.[5][6] He is married to Kay Bryant and has three children.[7]


  1. ^ "You Are Invited Today: The Works of Curtis Graves Entitled "Louisiana Remembered: Visual Stories Linking Past to Present"". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Texas Legislators: Past & Present – Mobile". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Texas Politics – Race and Ethnicity in the Texas Legislature". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  4. ^ "AFRICAN AMERICANS AND POLITICS". Retrieved 21 November 2014.
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  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2014-11-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Who's who Among Black Americans. Retrieved 21 November 2014.