Tony M. Graham was born in Mexico, Missouri, on May 17, 1949, and received his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri at Rolla, earning a B.S. in Engineering Management in 1971. Mr. Graham received his juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa in December, 1976 and was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1977. After law school, Mr. Graham began working as an attorney in an associate capacity with the firm of Boyd and Parks, a general practice partnership comprised of six attorneys. The practice involved criminal defense and civil litigation representing plaintiffs and defendants, in both federal and state courts.