Markham was a graduate of Durham public schools and Duke University. Early in his career, he reported on politics and state issues for The Durham Sun and The Charlotte News.
He went on to law school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and practiced law in New York, North Carolina and the District of Columbia
Graveside services will be held in the Old Maplewood Cemetery, Section R, Lot 1281, on Friday at 2 p.m.
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