Jove Graham '96 Wins on Jeopardy!

Susan Clarey

Jove Graham '96 Wins on Jeopardy!

by Michael Lott
12/10/2009

Jove Graham
Jove Graham on Jeopardy!

Jove Graham '96 became the new Jeopardy! champion last night, defeating the reigning 5-day champion. Graham's slight initial lead going into the Final Jeopardy round and his larger wager carried him to victory with winnings of $34,401. The Final Jeopardy clue, "His collection of books suffered disastrous fires at the home called Shadwell in 1770 & at the Library of Congress in 1851," was the answer to the question, "Who is [Thomas] Jefferson?" Both Graham and the previous champion answered correctly.

Graham watched his appearance on the show, which had been taped in November, with a cheering crowd of over 70 people in his hometown of Lewisburg, Pa. He defends his championship tonight.