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Katharine GRAHAM, American newspaper executive. Award 1973. Industry Commission, on Institute Development Issues (Brandt Commission) Conference Board since 1982, Reuters since 1989; Board Newspaper Advertising Bureau, Inc., American Newspaper Publishers Association, Association Press; American Society of Newspaper Eds.

Background

GRAHAM, Katharine was born on June 16, 1917 in New York, United States. Daughter of Eugene and Agnes Meyer.

Education

Student, Vassar College, 1934—1936. Bachelor of Arts in History, University Chicago, 1938.

Career

Reporter, San Francisco News, 1938-1939; member editorial staff, Washington Post, 1939-1945; member Sunday circulation and editorial departments, public, Washington Post, 1969-1979; president, Washington Post Company, 1963-1973, 77; Chairman of the Board, Washington Post Company, 1973-1993; Chief Executive Officer, Washington Post Company, 1973-1991; chairman of the executive committee, Washington Post Company, since 1993. Co-chairman International Herald Tribune. Independent trustee Reuters Founders Share Company Ltd.

Vice Chairman, Board Of Directors Urban Institute. Member Council on Foreign Rels., Overseas Development Council. Past chairman New York Publications Association.

Membership

Life trustee University of Chicago. Honorary trustee George Washington University. Member collectors committee The National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, National Press Club, Council Foreign Rels., Overseas Development Council, Metropolitan Club, Cosmopolitan Club, 1925 F Street Club.

Connections

Married Philip Leslie Graham, June 5, 1940 (deceased August 3, 1963). Children: Elizabeth Morris Graham Weymouth, Donald Edward, William Welsh, Stephen Meyer.

father:
Eugene Meyer

mother:
Agnes (Ernst) Meyer

spouse:
Philip Leslie Graham

child:
William Welsh Graham

child:
Donald Edward Graham

child:
Stephen Meyer Graham

child:
Elizabeth Morris Graham Weymouth Graham