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Jove Graham '96 Wins on Jeopardy!

Jove Graham '96 Wins on Jeopardy!

by Michael Lott

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.