Thomas Graham Jr.

Thomas Graham, Jr. is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thorium Power. He was Special Counsel to the law firm of Morgan Lewis. He participates in the International Energy and Department of Energy practice areas.

Internationally known as one of the leading authorities in the field of arms control agreements to combat the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, Ambassador Graham has served as a senior US diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 30 years, including The Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT) Treaties, The Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) Treaties, the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, the Intermediate Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

He has served as Chairman of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security. From 1994-1997, he served as the Special Representative of the President for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament, appointed by President Clinton. He served for 15 years as the General Counsel of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA).

Ambassador Graham also has served as the Acting Director and Acting Deputy Director of ACDA, as Legal Advisor to the US SALT II, START I and START II Delegations, the Senior Arms Control Agency Representative to the US Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces and the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Delegations, and many others. In addition, Ambassador Graham led US government efforts to indefinitely extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 1994 and 1995.

He worked on the negotiation of The Chemical Weapon Convention and The Biological Weapons Convention. He drafted the implementing legislation and managed the ratification of the General Protocol banning the use in war of chemical and biological weapons.

Ambassador Graham received a LL.B. from Harvard University in 1961 and an A.B. from Princeton in 1955. He is a member of the Kentucky, District of Columbia and the New York bars and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He chaired the Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament of the American Bar Association from 1986-1994. Ambassador Graham received the Trainor Award for Distinction in Diplomacy from Georgetown University in 1995.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Special Representative of the President for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament, (1994 - 1997)

Areas of Expertise

  • Military - Policy
  • Multilateral - Policy