Son Of Washington Put Up Writer Katharine Graham Commits Suicide

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William Graham, a member of the household that owned the Washington Put up for many years, died at his residence of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, his brother mentioned.

Donald Graham, a former writer and chief government of the Put up, instructed the newspaper that his brother handed away on Dec. 20 in Los Angeles. William Graham was 69.

William Graham labored as a lawyer in Washington earlier than shifting to Los Angeles, the place he taught trial regulation, in line with the Washington Put up.

Mother and father Philip Graham and Katharine Graham each served as leaders of the Put up. Katherine Graham was writer when the newspaper’s protection of Watergate helped convey down President Richard Nixon within the 1970s.

Graham’s dying got here days earlier than the discharge of the film “The Put up,” which chroncled the newspaper’s combat with the federal government over the discharge of the Pentagon Papers. Meryl Streep performs Katherine Graham within the film.

William Graham’s grandfather Eugene Meyer purchased the paper in 1933, and it stayed within the household for 80 years.

Graham was energetic within the anti-war motion in the course of the Vietnam period and would graduate from UCLA regulation college after attending Stanford, in line with the Washington Put up. He would later spend 20 years working an funding agency that he based, in line with the newspaper.

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