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Meyer, Eugene,

1875–1959, American financier and newspaper publisher, b. Los Angeles. He was a successful broker and a director of many corporations. In 1917 he was appointed to guide American war production and finance, serving in many government agencies. He was director of the War Finance Corp. from 1918 to 1920 and from 1921 to 1925. After organizing the Reconstruction Finance Corp. (1931), he became its first chairman. In 1946 he was appointed first president of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank). Meyer bought the Washington Post in 1933 and made it one of the country's most influential newspapers. In 1954 it absorbed the Times-Herald. Succeeded as publisher in 1946 by his son-in-law, Philip L. GrahamGraham, Philip Leslie,
1915–63, American publisher, b. S.Dak. After editing the Harvard Law Review, he served as a law clerk to his mentor, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter.
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, Meyer remained board chairman until his death. Katharine Meyer GrahamGraham, Katharine Meyer,
1917–2001, American publisher, b. New York City, grad. Univ. of Chicago (1938). She first worked as a copy girl at the Washington Post, which was owned by her father, Eugene Meyer; after college, she joined the San Francisco News.
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, his daughter, became publisher after her husband's suicide (1963).
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The challenge for Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, would be to make her mark as she takes on the position previously held by held late husband Phil Graham and her late father Eugene Meyer.
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was formed in 1920, an amalgam of five United States chemical companies established in the 1800s by Washington Post publisher Eugene Meyer and William Nichols of General Chemical.
The last sale of the newspaper was in 1933, when California financier Eugene Meyer bought it at a bankruptcy auction for $825,000.
Tras la operacion comercial se ponia fin a las cuatro generaciones de administracion de la familia Meyer-Graham que empezo en 1933 (hace 80 anos) cuando Eugene Meyer, uno de los gobernadores de la Reserva Federal, compro el periodico en quiebra en una venta al mejor postor.
He knows nearly every employee by name, and when he invokes his family legacy at the in-house Eugene Meyer Awards, named for his grandfather who bought the paper, there's often deep emotion in his voice.
Donald Graham, grandson of Eugene Meyer, who bought the Post during the Great Depression in 1933, stunned the US media industry on Monday, announcing the sale of the storied title to Bezos for $250mn.
Donald Graham, grandson of Eugene Meyer, who bought the Post during the Great Depression in 1933, stunned the US media industry Monday announcing the sale of the newspaper to Bezos for $250 million.
We are excited to have the University of Florida chapter hosting our annual student symposium for the first time," said Eugene Meyer, Federalist Society president and CEO.
Weymouth is a great-granddaughter of Eugene Meyer, who purchased the Post in 1933, a granddaughter of the Post's legendary publisher Katherine Graham and niece of the company's chairman, Donald Graham.
8, Brauchli will become only the third person in that position since Ben Bradlee was given the job in 1968 and the first from outside the corporation since shortly after Weymouth's great-grandfather, Eugene Meyer, bought the paper in a bankruptcy sale in 1933," the Post reported.