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Ben Bradlee

Journalist Ben Bradlee
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Profession: Journalist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Vice President at-large of The Washington Post newspaper during the scandals over Watergate and the Pentagon Papers.

Born: August 26, 1921
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: October 21, 2014 (aged 93)

Married Life

  • 1942-08-08 Journalist Ben Bradlee (20) weds Jean Saltonstall
  • 1956-07-06 Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot
  • 1975-11-10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage
  • 1978-10-20 Journalist Ben Bradlee (57) weds fellow journalist Sally Quinn (37)

Events in the Life of Ben Bradlee

  • 2013-08-08 Ben Bradlee is named as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 
  • 2013-11-20 Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony

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