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Billy Graham, preacher to millions, dies at 99

Billy Graham, preacher to millions, dies at 99

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Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual adviser to several U.S. presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, has died

About William Franklin Graham Jr. : (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018n:

  •  Was an American evangelical Christian evangelist and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well known internationally after 1949.
  • He has been called one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century
  • In his six decades of television, Graham hosted annual Billy Graham Crusades, which ran from 1947 until his retirement in 2005. 
  • Graham was a spiritual adviser to American presidents and provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama
  • Graham was repeatedly on Gallup's list of most admired men and women. He appeared on the list 60 times since 1955, more than any other individual in the world.

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