In 1965, Benjamin C. Bradlee took the reigns of The Washington Post newsroom. It was there that he made his mark as executive editor and journalist. Bradlee passed away on October 21st, 2014 at the age of 93.
His most memorable work was that of the Watergate scandal. Bradlee became a known national figure after challenging the federal government and Nixon administration over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and oversaw the publication of Bob Woodward’s and Carl Bernstein’s stories documenting Watergate.
Before The Post, Bradlee toured with both Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960 during their presidential campaigns. Bradlee went on to write Conversations With Kennedy while working as the Washington Bureau chief for Newsweek.
Towards the end of his life, Bradlee served as the vice president at-large of The Washington Post. He was executive editor until 1991.