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Bradlee, Benjamin Crowninshield (Ben)

Born: 1921 AD
Currently alive, at 94 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Editors


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.


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