Benjamin C. Bradlee
Benjamin Crowninshield "Ben" Bradlee (August 26, 1921 – October 21, 2014) was a vice president at-large of The Washington Post. He was executive editor of the Post from 1968 to 1991. He became a national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and oversaw the publication of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's stories documenting the Watergate scandal.
Bradlee was born on August 26, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is of English descent. He studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and at Harvard University. Bradlee was married three times; two of the marriages ended in divorce. His last wife, Sally Quinn worked for the Washington Post. Bradlee had four children.
In late September 2014, Bradlee entered at hospice care in Washington, D.C. due to declining health as a result of Alzheimer's disease. He died on October 21, 2014, at the age of 93, at his home in Washington, D.C.. His funeral was held on October 29 at the Washington National Cathedral.
References[change | change source]
- "Benjamin Bradlee entered in hospice care". Washington Post.com. http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/29/politics/bradlee-hospice-care/. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
- "Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93". Washington Post.com. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ben-bradlee-legendary-washington-post-editor-dies-at-93/2014/10/21/3e4cc1fc-c59c-11df-8dce-7a7dc354d1b1_story.html. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Bill Green, Washington Post Ombudsman 19 April 1981
- Website for Free Speech: Jim Lehrer with Ben Bradlee 19 June 2006
- Interview via kayotix.com from the BBC news programme Hardtalk 2 November 2006
- Ben Bradlee in Dick 8 August 1999
- Booknotes interview with Bradlee on A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures, October 29, 1995.