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Katharine Graham Professorship of Ophthalmology

GrahamKatharineKATHARINE MEYER GRAHAM, publisher of The Washington Post, has been called one of the most powerful women in American media, as well as one of the 20th century’s most interesting women. She guided the Post through the publication of the Pentagon Papers, against government directives and the advice of her own lawyers, and the investigation by reporters Woodward and Bernstein of what came to be known as the Watergate scandal. In 1997 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her memoir, Personal History. Mrs. Graham died in 2001 at the age of 84. She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor to civilians in the nation, first established in 1945 by President Harry Truman.