Ben C. Bradlee

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Benjamin Crowninshield "Ben" Bradlee (born August 26, 1921) is a vice president at-large of The Washington Post. As executive editor of the Post from 1968 to 1991, he became a national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and oversaw the publication of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's ... more »

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  • ''The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all.''
    Ben C. Bradlee (b. 1921), U.S. editor. quoted in Studs Terkel, Talking to Myself, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1977).
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