The Graham family connection to The Washington Post began on June 1, 1933 when Eugene Meyer, the great-grandfather of Katharine Weymouth, bought the paper at a bankruptcy sale for $825,000.
We have compiled this short timeline about Weymouth and The Post as a reminder of the most interesting chapters in the history of the Graham dynasty’s relationship with its former paper.
Katharine Weymouth is born to Lally and Yann Weymouth. She grows up in New York City. Her mother is the eldest of four children of Katharine and Philip Graham.
Benjamin Bradlee is named executive editor of The Post.
June 15, 1971
The Washington Post Company goes public with the sale of common stock.
June 18, 1971
The newspaper starts publishing the Pentagon Papers.… Read more