THE editor of the Evening Times was born in the east-end of Glasgow, received his early education at St. Andrew's Parish School, and afterwards attended Latin and French classes in the old Andersonian University. At the age of sixteen he entered on a business career, but four years later he had become an occasional contributor to the Glasgow Herald and the Edinburgh Courant. His first permanent connection with journalism was as a member of the Herald's commercial staff. In 1872, however, he was appointed a sub-editor of the Herald, and in 1886, when feeling was running high on the Home Rule question, he was placed in editorial control of the Evening Times.
Under Mr. Graham's charge, during the past twenty-years, the paper has advanced with public opinion, and has taken its place as one of the leading evening papers of the United Kingdom. It took its part, at the outset of Mr. Graham's connection with it, in the controversies on Home Rule, and it has always strongly supported the Unionist party. It gives a great deal of attention to literature, art, the drama, and all the various forms of sport, and is recognised as a leading football paper. The Evening Times was the first paper to call attention to the important archaeological discoveries in recent years in the Clyde valley and the neighbourhood of Glasgow.

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