Graham Remembered

National Board Remembers Michael Graham


The National Board is saddened to announce the passing of Michael D. Graham, former National Board member and chief boiler inspector for the state of Oregon. He died on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Mr. Graham’s career began in 1968 when he joined the US Coast Guard and served a four-year term. In 1973 he became employed with Boise Cascade paper mill in Salem, Oregon. He went to work for Container Corporation of America in Tacoma, Washington, in 1979 and obtained a Washington State boiler operation license.

In 1989 he joined the state of Oregon working with the Fairview Training Center as a high-pressure boiler operator. He received a National Board Commission in 1996 and was employed as a state inspector for 10 years. In 2006 he assumed the role of chief. He retired from the state in 2012 after serving 23 years.