Open main menu

John Hugh Graham (April 1, 1835 – July 11, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

John H. Graham
John Hugh Graham.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byThomas F. Magner
Succeeded byCharles G. Bennett
Personal details
Born(1835-04-01)April 1, 1835
Belfast, Ireland
DiedJuly 11, 1895(1895-07-11) (aged 60)
Brooklyn, New York

Born in Belfast, Ireland, Graham emigrated in 1836 to the United States with his parents, who settled in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the public schools of Brooklyn. During the Civil War he was recruited into Company A, 5th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment, and served three years as its captain.

For gallant and meritorious services at Harper's Ferry and in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, he was commissioned major and brevetted lieutenant colonel.

After the war he engaged in the hardware business in Brooklyn, New York.

Graham was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894. He died in Brooklyn, New York, on July 11, 1895. He was interred in Green-Wood Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ "John Hugh Graham (1835 - 1895)". Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016-08-11.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas F. Magner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles G. Bennett