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In this continuing series of biographical sketches of members of the state legislature and government, Lucas discusses Alexander Hawkins Graham, who is a native of Hillsborough. Graham served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1921-1930; was elected Speaker of the House in 1929; and currently serves as Lieutenant Governor.
As the Chairman of the Highway and Public Works Commission, A.H. Graham has been working to improve and expand North Carolina's highway system for 35 years. Graham make his first push in 1921, fighting for passage of the $50 million road bond issues to connect county seats with all principal cities. Graham has worked for North Carolina road system in many capacities from State Legislator, Lieutenant-Governor, Chairman of the Highway Commission, and Director of the Carolina's Motor Club.