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Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham

Interment LocationVisited 
Washington, D.C.July 5, 2015 

Fast Facts

Born: June 16, 1917 in New York, New York

Spouse: Philip Graham (m.1940-1963)

Died: July 17, 2001 in Boise, Idaho

Cause of Death: Head Injury

Age: 84

Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

"I'd like to know why Mrs. Reagan makes the front page (above the fold) about the borrowed dresses, and is covered in Style (below Sukhreet) when she's addressing the U.N. on an important issue, which in fact alters the U.S. position on the developing countries who produce and ship drugs.

"It has long been a sexist issue that if a woman makes a speech, or even if a government official makes and important talk to a women's group, it goes to Style. Should we change this ancient attitude?"
- Katharine Graham

October 27, 1988 in a memo to Executive Editor Ben Bradlee and Managing Editor Len Downie of the Washington Post

Sources Consulted

@nyhistory. “Defining ‘women’s news’ remained problematic through the 1980s.” Instagram, September 22, 2021. Accessed September 22, 2021. https://www.instagram.com/p/CUIOAAnDCNP/.

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