Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham (HM2LZV)

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N 38° 54.229', W 77° 2.062'

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1912 - 2001

Katharine Meyer Graham (1917-2001) worked at the Washington Post as a young woman, after her father, Eugene Meyer, bought the paper in 1933. Meyer made Katharine Graham's husband, Philip Graham, the Post's publisher, but she took over the job after Philip's death in 1963. Under her tenure, the Post's status grew significantly, especially after it published the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and broke the Watergate scandal a year later. Graham became one of the country's most powerful figures in publishing.
Year Placed2019
Placed ByCharles Bergen Studios, funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant and the Downtown Business Improvement District
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Date Added Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323594 N 4308070
Decimal Degrees38.90381667, -77.03436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.229', W 77° 2.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 13.74" N, 77° 2' 3.72" W
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