Graham and Nixon wave to a crowd of 12,500 at ceremonies honoring Graham at Charlotte, N.C. in 1971.
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one-time backwoods minister who eventually became the world's foremost Christian evangelist, spread a message of spiritual redemption at tent and stadium revival meetings, in a career that spanned decades.The Southern Baptist preacher was close to the family of President George W. Bush, who once said that a private meeting with Graham in 1985 helped him quit drinking.Graham was a pioneer of "televangelism" to convert souls to Christianity as television got off the ground in the 1950s.Graham had a spiritual awakening in 1934 that changed the course of his life.Graham and his wife Ruth Bell Graham – the daughter of a missionary surgeon who grew up in China – had five children.One son, William Franklin Graham III is now the head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.His wife Ruth, although married for nearly 64 years to the world's most famous Baptist preacher, remained a lifelong Presbyterian. His most recent include "The Heaven Answer Book" (2012) and "Nearing Home" (2011).While he never topped it, Graham was on Gallup's list of most admired men more than any other – 55 times since 1955, the polling institute said in December 2011 .
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