Ruth Graham Biography
(Philanthropist, Poet, Author)
Birthday: June 10, 1920 (Gemini)
Born In: Qingjiang, Kiangsu, China
Ruth Bell Graham was an American philanthropist, poet, author and recreational painter. She was the wife of famous evangelist Billy Graham and was behind the immense success of his ministry and its work throughout America. It is well known that Billy used to rely on his wife’s insightful suggestions and took ideas from her whenever he felt stuck in his line of work, and it was in fact her who worked in managing their household singlehandedly and raise their five children all by herself. Billy Graham used to travel for months at a stretch and Graham was left alone to look after their children, which is why she started evangelist work of her own and took to writing as a source to vent out her emotional stress. She authored 13 brilliant books - full of fiction and poetry. She was raised partly in China by her missionary parents from whom Graham learned the art of servitude and treating human beings with compassion. She lived the rest of her life on principles that she learnt as a child and Graham’s support in her husband’s ministry was duly acknowledged when they were together awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a special ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C.