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Katharine Meyer Graham
Birth: Jun. 16, 1917
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 2001
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Newspaper Editor. She was president of the Washington Post newspaper from 1963 to 1993. Her father, Eugene Meyer, bought the ailing newspaper at auction in 1933. In 1940 she married Philip Graham who, in 1946, took over as publisher of the Washington Post at age 31. In 1963 her husband's manic depression led him to commit suicide, and thus in her late 40s, the widowed mother of four children took over running the Post. Under her leadership the Post published numerous landmark articles, including the Pentagon Papers which detailed the full extent of US involvement in Indochina back to the late 1940s, and later the articles that blew the lid off the Watergate break-in and led to President Nixon's resignation. She was the first female to head a Fortune 500 company. In 1997 she published her memoir, "Personal History", which became a bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for biography. 
 
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  Philip Leslie Graham (1915 - 1963)*
 
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Cause of death: Head trauma from a fall
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel, Lot 24
 
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Record added: Jul 23, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 23269
Katharine <i>Meyer</i> Graham
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Katharine <i>Meyer</i> Graham
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Katharine <i>Meyer</i> Graham
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- Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 23, 2017
In loving memory.
- B.
 Added: Jul. 23, 2017
A great lady and brave patriot.
- sue bee
 Added: Jul. 2, 2017
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