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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is the largest and oldest newspaper in Washington, DC.

It gained worldwide fame in the early 1970s for its Watergate investigation by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

Controlled by two generations of the McLean family,it was purchased in a bankruptcy sale by Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) whose daughter, Katharine Graham, took control of the Washington Post Company after the suicide of her husband Philip L. Graham in 1963. She was publisher of the newspaper from 1969 to 1979, chairman of the board from 1973 to 1991 and chairman of the executive committee from 1993 until her death in 2001. Her son, Donald Graham, was publisher from 1979 to 2000 when Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr. took over as publisher and ceo of The Washington Post.

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