Danny Graham (Halifax MLA)

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

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, until January 2004, 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.

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

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    Scatter my ashes, strew them in the air:
    Lord since thou know’st where all these atoms are,
    I’m hopeful thou’lt recover once my dust,
    And confident thou’lt raise me with the just.
    —James Graham Marquess of Montrose (1612–1650)