Death of Ben Bradlee

August 26, 1921 - October 21, 2014
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 93

Former Washington Post editor dies
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NANCY BENAC, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal.

Bradlee, 93, died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post...

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