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 Katharine <I>Meyer</I> Graham

Katharine Meyer Graham

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 17 Jul 2001 (aged 84)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Chapel, Lot 24
Memorial ID 23269 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 23 Jul 2001
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Katharine Meyer Graham (16 Jun 1917–17 Jul 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23269, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .