William Graham, a 69-year-old lawyer and heir to the Washington Post fortune, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound last Wednesday
Compiled by Lisa Phillips of OpDeepState.com
December 26, 2017
54 years after his father did the same and days before Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks movie about his mother is released
- William W. Graham committed suicide on December 20 at the age of 69
- His Washington Post publisher father Phil Graham killed himself back in 1963
- Graham’s mother Katharine then served as publisher for the next two decades
- His death came days after a Meryl Streep film was released about his mother
The heir to the Washington Post fortune, William W. Graham, committed suicide last week, echoing his publisher father’s death in 1963.
Graham, a 69-year-old lawyer, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound last Wednesday, according to an obituary published in the Post.
His father Phil, who was publisher of the newspaper for 17 years, killed himself back in 1963.
Graham’s mother Katharine then served as publisher for the next two decades.
A Steven Spielberg film starring Meryl Streep as his mother, which is based on her time as head of the newspaper, was released on December 22 – just two days before his death.
His death came six days after the film’s premiere in Washington DC.
Graham was a prominent lawyer at the Williams & Connolly firm in Washington DC in the 1970s before he moved to Los Angeles.
He later taught trial law the University of California at Los Angeles.
He founded and ran investment firm Graham Partners for 20 years before dissolving the business in 2001.
Graham then devoted himself to philanthropic activities, many of which remained anonymous.
His grandfather Eugene Meyer bought the Post at a bankruptcy auction in 1933.
Katharine, who was Meyer’s daughter, oversaw the paper through some of its most important stories, including the Watergate scandal.
The recently released film recounts the behind-the-scenes story of the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the lies behind US involvement in the Vietnam War.
From the Washington Post:
The cause was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said his brother Donald E. Graham, a former Post publisher and chief executive.
Mr. Graham was a lawyer at the prominent Washington firm of Williams & Connolly in the 1970s before settling in Los Angeles, where he taught trial law at his alma mater, the University of California at Los Angeles.
He later founded an investment firm, Graham Partners, which he owned and operated for about 20 years until dissolving the business in 2001. Since then, he concentrated on philanthropic activities, including those in education, medical research and support for veterans.
Much of his philanthropy was anonymous, but he did acknowledge being an early supporter of the PUENTE Learning Center, a Los Angeles educational and youth services organization that has benefited more than 100,000 people since the 1980s.
William Welsh Graham was born May 2, 1948, in Washington. His grandfather Eugene Meyer purchased The Post in 1933. His parents, Philip L. Graham and Katharine Graham, both held the positions of publisher and chief executive at the newspaper, as did his brother Donald. A niece, Katharine Weymouth, also served as publisher of The Post before the newspaper was sold in 2013.
Mr. Graham was a 1966 graduate of the private St. Albans School in Washington and a 1970 graduate of Stanford University, where he majored in history and was active in the antiwar movement protesting U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He graduated from the UCLA law school in 1973, and then worked at Williams & Connolly for three years.
He was a summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where he served on the board of the local hospital.
His marriages to the former Jorie Pepper (the poet known as Jorie Graham), Caroline Cushing and Jean Parker ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of seven years, Sally Lasker Graham of Los Angeles; two children from his second marriage, Alice Graham of Portland, Ore., and Edward Graham of Pupukea, Hawaii; a sister, Lally Weymouth of New York; and two brothers, Donald E. Graham of Washington and Stephen M. Graham of New York.
What probably happened, was the Washington Post has been outed as a CIA disinformation news outlet, with ties to patent thief and Deep State actor Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, and this coward William Graham couldn’t face the fact that he and his family have been exposed by the American Intelligence Media, and other alternative media sources.
American Intelligence Media spokesman Douglas Gabriel, who is a former NSA cryptographer, explains:
Video published on December 1, 2017 courtesy of American Intelligence Media
When the main shareholder in one of the very largest corporations in the world benefits from a massive contract with the CIA on the one hand, and that same billionaire owns the Washington Post on the other hand, there are serious problems. The Post is unquestionably the political paper of record in the United States, and how it covers governance sets the agenda for the balance of the news media. Citizens need to know about this conflict of interest in the columns of the Post itself.