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Howard Graham
Born (1898-07-15)July 15, 1898
Died September 28, 1986(1986-09-28) (aged 88)
Place of birth Buffalo, New York
Allegiance British Empire
Service/branch Canadian Army
Years of service 1916 - 1958
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
7th Infantry Brigade
Chief of the General Staff
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Order of Canada
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Canadian Efficiency Decoration
Canadian Forces Decoration

Lieutenant General Howard Douglas Graham, OC CVO CBE DSO ED CD (15 July 1898 – 28 September 1986) was a Canadian Army Officer and former Chief of the General Staff.

Early life

Born in Buffalo, New York, he was raised on a farm in Trenton, Ontario. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1922 and practiced law for 17 years in Trenton. During World War I he served with the Canadian Infantry in France, Germany and Belgium.

World War II and beyond

During World War II he served in Britain, France, Sicily and Italy. From 1946 to 1948 he was the Senior Canadian Army Liaison Officer and Army Advisor to the Canadian High Commissioner in London. From 1948 to 1950 he was Vice Chief of General Staff of the Canadian Army. From 1951 to 1955 he was the General Officer Commanding Central Command in Canada. From 1955 to 1958 he was the Chief of the General Staff of the Canadian Army. After retiring in 1958, he was a secretary for the Queen's visits to Canada in 1959 and 1967.[1]

From 1961 to 1966, he was president of the Toronto Stock Exchange.[2]

In 1987, his autobiography, Citizen and Soldier: The Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Howard Graham, was published.[3]



  1. Buckner, Phillip (2005). "Canada and the End of Empire". In Buckner, Phillip. UBC Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-7748-0915-9. Retrieved 24 October 2009. 
  2. "Lt.-Gen. Howard D. Graham Distinguished soldier also business leader, stock exchange head". The Globe and Mail. September 29, 1986. 
  3. Citizen and soldier: The memoirs of Lieutenant-General Howard Graham by Howard Graham McClelland and Stewart, 1987, ISBN 978-0-7710-3390-2

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Military offices
Preceded by
Guy Granville Simonds
Chief of the General Staff
September 2, 1955-1958
Succeeded by
Samuel Findlay Clark

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