Graham, Katharine (b. Meyer)(1917– ) publisher; born in New York City. After the suicide of her husband, Philip Graham (1963), she became president of a communications empire (formerly owned by her father, Eugene Meyer) that included the Washington Post and Newsweek magazine, among other interests. As Post publisher (1969–79) she helped broaden the paper's circulation and reputation.
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