Samuel " Sam " B. Graves ( born November 7, 1963 in Tarkio, Atchison County, Missouri ) is an American politician of the Republican Party and since 2001 member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Missouri.
After visiting the Tarkio High School, he studied from 1982 and 1986 at the University of Missouri and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA ) from.
His political career began in 1992 with the election to the House of Representatives from Missouri, where he represented the Republican until 1994. He then from 1994 to 2000 Member of the Senate of Missouri.
In 2000 he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and represents there after four re- elections since the January 3, 2001 the 6th Congressional District of Missouri. He is currently Chairman of the Committee on Small Business ( Committee on Small Business ). He also serves on the Transportation Committee and the Agriculture Committee.