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Billy Graham has appeared 55 times in the
Gallup Polls annual survey of The Most
Admired Men in the World. Gallup reports: The
Reverend Billy Graham has been in the top ten
more than any other man55 times since
1955. He has finished as high as second place,
which he has done on eight occasions. After
Graham, Ronald Reagan is next with 31 top ten
finishes, while Pope John Paul II, Jimmy Carter,
Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Harry Truman, and
Bill Clinton have had twenty or more. The most
recent poll (2011) has Billy Graham in fourth
place among the World's Most Admired Men.
Oil on canvas, 50 x 42 inches.
The Billy Graham Training Center
Asheville, North Carolina
The Reverend Billy Graham (detail)
Oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches.
By John Howard Sanden
Collection, The Reverend Franklin Graham
Boone, North Carolina
||1949: Dr. O.E.
Sanden with Billy
1974: Elizabeth and me with
Billy Graham and the
Rev. T. W. Wilson in New York.
1985: Ruth and Billy
Graham with Elizabeth and
me in New York.