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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.


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


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


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.


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.


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

Eugene Meyer

Agnes (Ernst) Meyer

Philip Leslie Graham

William Welsh Graham

Donald Edward Graham

Stephen Meyer Graham

Elizabeth Morris Graham Weymouth Graham