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Ben Bradlee

Ben BradleeAKA Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee

Born: 26-Aug-1921
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 21-Oct-2014
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Editor, Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Editor of The Washington Post, 1965-91

Military service: US Naval Reserve (WWII)

Feisty editor of the Washington Post for decades, where he stressed investigative journalism. Under his leadership the Post printed the Pentagon Papers and scooped the Watergate scandal, and not coincidentally, the paper's circulation almost doubled.

Father: Frederick Bradlee
Mother: Josephine deGersdorff
Wife: Jean Saltonstall (m. 8-Aug-1942, div. 1955, one son)
Son: Ben Bradlee, Jr.
Wife: Antoinette Pinchot (m. 6-Jul-1956, div., one son, one daughter)
Son: Dominic
Daughter: Marina
Wife: Sally Quinn (m. 20-Oct-1978, one son)
Son: Quinn

    High School: St. Mark's School, Southboro, MA
    University: Harvard University (1942)

    The Washington Post VP (1991-2014)
    The Washington Post Managing Editor (1965-91)
    The Washington Post Joined 1948, Senior Editor (1961-65)
    Newsweek Paris Correspondent (1953-57)
    American Civil Liberties Union clerk
    Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
    Wedding: Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell (1997)
    Funeral: Katharine Graham (2001)
    Roast: Don Imus (1999)
    Roast: Tom Brokaw (2002)
    Funeral: Tim Russert (2008)
    Funeral: Nora Ephron (2012)
    Watergate Scandal
    Pentagon Papers
    Risk Factors: Polio

    Fuck (7-Nov-2005) · Himself
    Born Yesterday (26-Mar-1993)

Author of books:
A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures (1995, memoir)

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