Ben Bradlee

1921 - 2014

Ben Bradlee

Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (August 26, 1921 – October 21, 2014) was one of the most prominent journalists of post-World War II America, serving first as managing editor, then as executive editor at The Washington Post, from 1965 to 1991. He became a public figure when he joined The New York Times in publishing the Pentagon Papers and gave the go-ahead for the paper's extensive coverage of the Watergate scandal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Bradlee has received more than 1,888,957 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 307th most popular businessperson.

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  • 18

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  • 3.50

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Among businesspeople, Ben Bradlee ranks 312 out of 481Before him are Azim Premji, George Peabody, Eike Batista, Madam C. J. Walker, Mark Cuban, and Michael Eisner. After him are Susanne Klatten, Jay Gould, Tatsumi Kimishima, Michael Dell, Tim O'Reilly, and Fred Karno.

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Among people born in 1921, Ben Bradlee ranks 237Before him are Sotiria Bellou, Herb Ellis, Michel Boisrond, Pancho Segura, Walter Rudin, and Josef Holeček. After him are Steve Allen, Diana Barrymore, Liz Smith, Verghese Kurien, James Blish, and Stanisław Nagy. Among people deceased in 2014, Ben Bradlee ranks 254Before him are Takako Doi, Martha Hyer, Zbigniew Messner, Lorella De Luca, Lucius Shepard, and Jeremy Thorpe. After him are Azlan Shah of Perak, Arnoldo Foà, Joe Sample, Christopher Jones, Sid Caesar, and Michio Mado.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Bradlee ranks 5,349 out of 12,171Before him are Maggie Q (1979), Eugene Polley (1915), Gram Parsons (1946), Van Johnson (1916), Jeffrey Wright (1965), and Mumia Abu-Jamal (1954). After him are John Thomas (1941), Raymond Cruz (1961), DeLisle Stewart (1870), Budge Patty (1924), Marty Balin (1942), and Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Ben Bradlee ranks 96Before him are Linda McMahon (1948), Angry Grandpa (1950), George Peabody (1795), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Mark Cuban (1958), and Michael Eisner (1942). After him are Michael Dell (1965), James Buchanan Duke (1856), Henry Clay Frick (1849), Laurene Powell Jobs (1963), Brendan Eich (1961), and Lawrence Roberts (1937).

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