Friday, December 04, 2020

Sir John Moodie Graham, 2nd [and last] Baronet 1938-2020

 _. Sir John Moodie Graham, 2nd and last Baronet, died 2 November, 2020. He was 82.

He was Chairman, John Graham [Dromore] Ltd, 1966-83, Building and Civil Engineering Contractors.

He was born 3 April, 1938, son of Sir Clarence Johnston Graham [1900-66], whos baronetcy was one of the last to be created, 23 January, 1964, and his wife the former Margaret Christina Moodie [died 1954].

He succeeded his father in the baronetcy, 22 December, 1966, and married 8 April, 1970 [divorced 1983], Valerie Rosemary Gill, daughter of Frank Gill, of Belfast, by whom he had three daughters, Suzanne, Alyson and Lucy. In 2006 he entered into a civil partnership with David J. Galway, his partner from 1980, who survives him.

Career: joinjed the family firm of John Graham [Dromore] Ltd, Building and Civil Engineering Contractors. Director: Elecrtrical Supplies Ltd, 1967-83; Concrete [NI] Ltd, 1967-83; Ulster Quarries Ltd; Graham [Contracts] Ltd, 1971-83; Fieldhouse Plant [NI] Ltd, 1976-83; Fieldhouse Plant [NI] Ltd, 1976-83; Chairman, Concrete Society, Northern Ireland, 1972-74; Senior Vice-President, Concrete Society, 1980; Director, Kinnegar Inns Ltd, 1981; President, Northern Ireland Leukaemia Research Fund, 1967; Member of Lloyds from 1977.


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