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Danny Graham (Halifax MLA)

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Preceded by  Jane Purves
Party  Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Role  Politician

Name  Danny Graham
Political party  Liberal
Succeeded by  Leonard Preyra
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Education  Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

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Danny Graham is a lawyer and former politician in Nova Scotia, Canada.


Early life

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Graham is the son of former senator Al Graham. Raised in Sydney, he attended St. Francis Xavier University where he earned the Blizzard Award and the Larkin Trophy for student achievement. He later earned his law degree at Dalhousie University.


Before entering politics, Graham practised as both a corporate and defence lawyer. He also worked for two years as a special adviser in the federal Justice Department.

Graham was chosen as the leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party from April 2002, and was succeeded by Francis MacKenzie. He served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the riding of Halifax Citadel from August 2003 until his resignation from provincial politics on October 7, 2005.

Graham's wife Sheelagh Nolan was diagnosed with thyroid cancer shortly after he became leader of the Liberal Party. He left provincial politics to care for her. She died on May 1, 2006.

Personal life

Nolan and Graham have three sons, Patrick, Andrew, and Colin. Graham currently lives in Halifax.


Danny Graham (Halifax MLA) Wikipedia