USPS honors former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham with a new stamp

Washington Post readers may find a familiar face in their mailbox next year: The newspaper’s former publisher, the late Katharine Graham, is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a new stamp.

On Monday, the USPS announced several stamps it will debut in 2022 including a commemorative stamp for the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX as well as stamps featuring the sculptor Edmonia Lewis, folk musician Pete Seeger, marine biologist Eugenie Clark and Native American Modernist painter George Morrison.

Graham, who took over as chairman and chief executive of The Washington Post Co. after her husband’s death in 1963, is honored as a part of the “Distinguished Americans” series. Graham led The Post through the 1971 publishing of the Pentagon Papers, which told the history of the Vietnam War through secret government documents, and coverage of the Watergate scandal. In 1998, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her memoir “Personal History.”

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