Sunday, March 12, 2006

Elder Statesman Gets Ideas for UF Public Service Center

This blurb is included in a larger story about Senator Bob Graham's post-elective work. Many people of prominence have been directly affected by Bipolar Disorder (or Manic Depression) in one way or another. The trick is to learn from the lessons and try to do good things where you can.

Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.: "Bob and William Graham are the surviving siblings. Phil Graham graduated from UF in 1936 and went on to law school at Harvard. He ended up in Washington, D.C., where he became publisher and owner of the Washington Post, the husband of Post publisher Katharine Graham and a force in national politics.

Phil Graham suffered from manic depression, and after a particularly troubled period, shot himself to death in August 1963. He was 49 and Bob Graham was 26.

'That was a tragic and very sad period,' Graham said. 'He'd been ill for some time."