Former Butterworths chairman and past president of the Publishers Association Gordon Graham passed away last Friday (24th April).
After distinguished service during the Second World War, principally in the Far East, during which he won the Military Cross twice, Graham’s book publishing career began in McGraw-Hill's International Division in New York. He was then asked to expand its operation in the UK and Europe. In 1974, Graham left McGraw-Hill to become chairman of Butterworths, a position he held until he retired in 1991. Graham then started up the literary journal, LOGOS, which still runs today under the helm of Angus Phillips and ownership of Brill. He was president of the Publishers Association in 1986.
In 2004, he founded his charity, The Kohima Educational Trust, with the idea that he would like to create something permanent to remember those who died in one of the key battles of the Second World War.
Graham requested that no flowers are sent to his funeral, but if desired, donations may be made to the Kohima Educational Trust, c/o Beacon Funeral Services, The Old Forge, Wethered Road, Marlow, Bucks. SL7 3AH. The funeral will be on 7th May and there will be a celebration of his life in the garden at Marlow over the summer.