Senator Bob Graham is a former two-term governor of Florida who served
18 years in the U.S. Senate. Respected and trusted by leaders on both
sides of the political aisle, he was appointed by President Obama to
co-chair the bipartisan national commission on the BP oil spill and to
chair the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He is recognized for his
leadership on issues ranging from health care to environmental
preservation, and for his 10 years' service on the Senate Select
Committee on Intelligence, including 18 months as chairman. He is also a member of the CIA External Advisory Board, serving as an informal adviser to the director and other senior leaders of the agency. He served as chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, and continues to work on these issues within the bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center, a group he helped found. Bob Graham is author of the critically acclaimed Intelligence Matters, based on his experiences during the joint inquiry and its analysis of the run-up to the Iraq War. He has been a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and a frequent guest on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC television, and has written opinion editorials for The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and many other newspaper and magazines. He lives with his wife in Florida.