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Saxon Graham

Born: 1922
Death: 2012

Saxon Graham was born in Buffalo on January 14, 1922.  He earned an A.B. in History and English from Amherst College in 1943.  After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a Special Agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps.  Graham performed post-graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley (1943-1944) and the University of Buffalo (1946).  He then attended Yale University where he earned both and A.M. (1949) and Ph.D. (1951) in Sociology.

In 1956, Saxon Graham joined the faculty of the University of Buffalo's Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.  He transferred to the Department of Sociology in 1966 and served as its chair from 1981until his retirement in 1991.  Graham was among the first researchers to study the links between diet, and the cause and prevention of cancer.

  • Sources:
    • "Saxon Graham." UB Reporter, May 5, 2012.
    • Saxon Graham's curriculum vita, circa 1994.


Affiliation(s): Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Record Group(s): 19
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