Graham, Katharine

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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Publisher Donald Graham, Katharine's son, installed Hiatt four months after Greenfield's 1999 death and proceeded to dash anyone's hopes that diversity, liveliness, and unpredictability might come to the op-ed page: "Fred's journalistic values and standards are of the same type as Meg Greenfield's, and that's the best type there is," Graham wrote.