Birth Name: Lindsey Olin Graham
Place of Birth: Central, South Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 9, 1955
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, small amount of Welsh
Lindsey Graham is an American politician. A Republican, he has served as a U.S. Senator from South Carolina, since January 3, 2003, and was previously a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina, from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 2003.
He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2016.
Lindsey’s paternal grandfather was Lindsay Vaughn Graham (the son of James P. Graham and Mary Elizabeth J. Vaughn). James was the son of William P. Graham and Elizabeth Pendleton Vaughn. Mary was the daughter of John Henry Vaughn and Melitta Prudence Tucker. Lindsey’s great-grandparents were first cousins. They shared a set of grandparents, Alexander Wilkins Vaughn and Elizabeth E. David (who were the parents of Elizabeth Pendleton Vaughn and John Henry Vaughn).
Lindsey’s paternal grandmother was Estey Mattox (the daughter of Joseph David Maddox and Elizabeth R. Copelan). Joseph was the son of Charles Thomas Maddox and Martha Jane Strickland. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jasper Newton Copeland and Mary Elizabeth Furlow.
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