The Virginia Republican Creed was authored by the late Dr. Max Charles Graeber who was Republican Chairman of the Fifth Congressional District
and Dean of the Night School and the Women’s School at the University of Richmond.
On January 22, 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated Max to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1989. In 1997, the Governor of Virginia presented Max with a Certificate of Recognition for his many constructive contributions to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia in which the Governor officially recognized December 9, 1997 as Max Graeber Day. Max graduated from Indiana University (B.S., 1952) and Bowling Green State University (M.A., 1965: Ph.D., 1973). Dr. Gaeber was born February 9, 1928 in Valparaiso, Indiana.