Currently alive, at 97 years of age.
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1921- He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on the 26th of Augus.
1942 – Bradlee attended Harvard College where he majored in Classical Greek, was a member of the AD Club, a prominent final club and graduated.
– He became a reporter at the New Hampshire Sunday News, a venture he helped launch.
1948 – He started working for the Washington Post in 1948 as a reporter. Bradlee also got to know Philip Graham, Eugene Meyer’s son-in-law, and associate publisher of the newspaper.
1951 – Graham helped Bradlee to become assistant press attaché in the American embassy in Paris.
1952 – Bradlee joined the staff of the Office of U.S. Information and Educational Exchange (USIE), the embassy’s propaganda unit.
1968 – He became vice president and executive editor.
1991 – Bradlee retired as executive editor in September but continues to serve as vice president of the paper.
1995 – Bradlee published an autobiography, A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures.
2006 – On the 3rd of May, Bradlee received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Prior to receiving the honorary degree, Bradlee taught occasional journalism courses at Georgetown.