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Katharine M. Graham

Washington Post

1963 - 1979

Publishing & Print Media

1960 b. 1917
UndergraduateUniversity of Chicago
Born-Died1917 - 2001
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1960

By hiring and supporting top-notch editors, Graham made the Washington Post into one of the top newspapers in the nation. Under Graham, the Post emerged as the countryís fifth largest daily by circulation - 602,000 daily and 828,000 on Sunday. By 1966, the Post was third in advertising lineage, and by 1979, Graham boasted sales of $600 million. It was Grahamís Post that broke the story of the Watergate cover-up.