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Katharine Graham
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Graham in 1975
Born
Katharine Meyer

(1917-06-16)June 16, 1917
Died July 17, 2001(2001-07-17) (aged 84)
Education Vassar College
University of Chicago (BA)
Occupation Newspaper publisher
Spouse(s)
Philip Graham
(m. 1940; died 1963)
Children 4, including Lally and Donald
Parent(s) Agnes E. Meyer
Gene Meyer
Family Marc Eugene Meyer (grandfather)
Joseph Newmark (great-grandfather)

Katharine Meyer Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) was an American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, from 1963 to 1991. Graham presided over the paper as it reported on the Watergate scandal, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. She was the first twentieth century female publisher of a major American newspaper. Graham's memoir, Personal History, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.

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