Katharine Graham facts for kids
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Graham in 1975
June 16, 1917
|Died||July 17, 2001
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
University of Chicago (BA)
(m. 1940; died 1963)
|Children||4, including Lally and Donald|
|Parent(s)||Agnes E. 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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Graham's headstone (far left), located beside the Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel in Washington, D.C.
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