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His tenure, from 2001 to 2009, was the longest run for an NEH chairman. [Read More]
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Stan Hinden, a former editor and financial journalist for The Washington Post who reinvented himself in retirement as a personal-finance writer and adviser focused on... [Read More]
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"What do you mean you edit Shakespeare? What do you do? Correct his grammar?" [Read More]
John E. Nolan Jr. negotiated with Fidel Castro in Cuba over an extended period. [Read More]
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Mr. Nolan, a onetime assistant to Robert F. Kennedy, became a senior partner at Steptoe & Johnson. [Read More]
He worked at The Washington Post and then for Newsweek, covering the White House, war and the Olympics. [Read More]
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He also was a career Foreign Service officer who conducted briefings during the Iranian hostage crisis. [Read More]
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Her books offered working women who "stand up and fight back before they give in." [Read More]
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She helped start the Middleburg Players community theater group in 1969. [Read More]
He was an iconoclast once described as a "gregarious hermit." [Read More]
Her husband's deathbed request was that she go public with details of their life. [Read More]
"We lied about our husbands' jobs . . . kept our ears open at parties . . . worried in silence alone," she wrote. [Read More]
In a far-reaching, 50-year career in food and agriculture, he continually encouraged restaurants and retail stores to buy produce locally. [Read More]
(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Gus Schumacher, a fourth-generation farmer and third-ranking official at the Agriculture Department, told the story of his epiphany about food... [Read More]
She was one of the first women to spend the winter in Antarctica. [Read More]
He also was an executive in the private sector and held faculty positions at Harvard University. [Read More]
The onetime lawyer joked that he "passed one bar and opened another." [Read More]
(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Virginia M. Bouvier, the chief of operations in Colombia for the U.S. Institute of Peace who played a vital role in... [Read More]
(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Michael Bradfield, an international lawyer who helped bring the U.S. dollar off the gold standard, curtailed the lendi... [Read More]
A spokeswoman for the D.C. Medical Examiner's office said determination of the cause of death is pending further investigation. "For so many years, Carl... [Read More]
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