Friday, January 31, 2020

Benjamin Bradlee


The prominent location of former Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradlee's mausoleum, in Georgetown's Oak Hill Cemetery, was the subject of heated debate. A DC advocacy group contended that the mausoleum "threatened the cemetery's historic entranceway" and they tried to stop construction. After their initial resistance, the city, along with the cemetery's support, permitted the project to go forward.

Katharine Graham, the newspaper's former publisher, and Bradlee's friend and former boss, is buried not far from the neo-classical structure. 

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