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Former Ag Commissioner Graham In Hospital With Pneumonia

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Former State Agriculture Commissioner Jim Graham is in the hospital Thursday, being treated for pneumonia.

Graham's former secretary says the "Sodfather" is in stable condition at Rex Hospital.

The 82-year-old was also treated for pneumonia last December.

Graham stepped down from the State Agriculture Department in 2000. He had been in office 36 years.

Graham, who has a number of health problems, has been living in a convalescent center.

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