RIP Ben Bradlee

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:39

93 year old Ben Bradlee is dead. He was the managing editor of The Washington Post and oversaw the newspaper's coverage of the Watergate scandal.

As a journalist during the 1950s, he became friends with future President John F. Kennedy when he moved into a house on the same block as Bradlee when he was first elected to Congress. Bradlee later wrote two books about JFK, his one-time neighbor.

For the past 23 years, Bradlee had been The Washington Post's vice president at-large.

Born: August 26, 1921, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: October 21, 2014, Washington, D.C., USA

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