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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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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.
10 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Washington Post Copy Desk Chief Marcia Kramer, recipient of the prestigious Eugene Meyer Award, today announced the formation of Kramer Editing Services, offering precision -- and speedy -- editing, training and consulting services for government, media, corporate, think tank and nonprofit clients in the Greater Washington D.
Fed Chairman Eugene Meyer agreed; FDR's Treasury Secretary William Woodin revealed that the idea had already carried farther than they knew.
Meyer - Merle Eugene Meyer, 79, of Springfield, died June 22.
In 1915, with the help and encouragement of Haviland and Picabia, as well as financial backing from Agnes Ernst (who was married to the wealthy New York banker, Eugene Meyer Jr.
The trees in question provide a wooded appearance to the Parkway corridor and are an important component of the Historic Register site's cultural landscape and aesthetic appearance," according to a written NPS summary, the Post's Eugene Meyer writes.
Their full-back Piet Matthys touched down six minutes before the break, and then their impressive centre Joe Esterhuysen was worked clear by skipper Eugene Meyer for another score.