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Katharine Graham

1912 - 2001

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
1. Katharine Graham Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2019 by Charles Bergen Studios, funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant and the Downtown Business Improvement District. (Marker Number 5850-2019.)
 
Location. 38° 54.229′ N, 77° 2.062′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of L Street Northwest and 15th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on L Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 15th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
2. Katharine Graham Marker
walking distance of this marker. Linotype Model 31 (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Augustine Catholic Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Keckley (about 500 feet away); Statler Hotel (about 600 feet away); William Howard Taft (about 700 feet away); Major General James B. McPherson (about 700 feet away); Metropolitan AME Church (about 700 feet away); Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
3. Katharine Graham Marker
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
5. Katharine Graham Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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