Graham, Howard Douglas
Howard Douglas Graham, lawyer, army officer (b at Buffalo, NY 15 July 1898; d at Oakville, Ont 28 Sept 1986). A WWI veteran, having enlisted at age 17, Graham rose to become chief of the general staff 1955-58. He practised law in Trenton, Ont, 1922-39, and was mayor in 1933. He was a militia officer between the wars and went overseas as second-in-command of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in late 1939 and commanded the regiment 1940-42. As commander of 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade 1943-44, he served in Sicily and Italy. He remained in the army after WWII, becoming the only army chief who had not devoted the bulk of his career to professional soldiering. After retirement he was president of the Toronto Stock Exchange 1961-66. His memoirs, Citizen and Soldier (1987), appeared shortly after his death.