Press: Post Haste

A new Graham moves up

When Washington Post Chairman Eugene Meyer bought out the rival Times-Herald 25 years ago, he had more in mind than a quick circulation gain. "The real significance of this event," said Meyer, "is that it makes the paper safe for Donnie." Last week his grandson, Donald E. (for Edward) Graham, 33, did indeed take over as publisher of the now thriving (daily circulation: 562,000) paper.

The timing was a surprise, but the move itself was not unexpected. "It is because Don is ready and I am ready," Kay Graham told...

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