Katharine Graham’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

June 16, 1917

Death Date

July 17, 2001

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Boise, Idaho, United States



The journalist Katharine Graham died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American publisher who ran The Washington Post for more than twenty years and oversaw the coverage of the Watergate scandal.

She attended Vassar College and later transferred to the University of Chicago. Her family bought the Post in 1933, and she began working there in 1938.

Her memoir, Personal History, was published in 1997 and she won a Pulitzer Prize for it.

She was married to Philip Graham from 1940 to 1963, and they had four children.

She was a longtime personal friend of entrepreneur Warren Buffett.



It took me a while to learn that certain people may have important skills that are not always blazingly apparent. Gradually I came to realize – slow as I may have been – that what mattered was performance, that sometimes people might have to be helped to develop, and that it takes all kinds to make an organization run properly.

Katharine Graham

Potomac School proved to be my first big adjustment – one that helped me with a basic lesson of growing up: learning to get along in whatever world one is deposited.

Katharine Graham

To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?

Katharine Graham

Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.

Katharine Graham

Family ownership provides the independence that is sometimes required to withstand governmental pressure and preserve freedom of the press.

Katharine Graham