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Elizabeth Morris Weymouth (Graham)

Also Known As: "Lally"
Current Location:: New York, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Phil Graham and Katharine Meyer Graham
Ex-wife of <private> Weymouth
Mother of Katherine Weymouth and <private> Weymouth
Sister of <private> Graham; <private> Graham and <private> Graham

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About Lally Weymouth

Elizabeth Morris "Lally" Graham Weymouth (born 3 July 1943) is an American journalist who serves as Senior Associate Editor of the Washington Post. She previously served as Special Diplomatic Correspondent of Newsweek magazine, during her family's ownership of the publication.

Lally Weymouth, October 19, 2009 (by Edward Kaprov, photojournalist) .

[edit] Life and career

She is the only daughter of Katharine Graham and Philip Graham, both of whom were publishers of the Post. She attended The Madeira School and Radcliffe College.[1] She is the sister of Donald Graham, the Washington Post Company's chief executive officer, and the mother of Katharine Weymouth, the newspaper's publisher and Pamela Alma Weymouth, writer for Huffington Post. The company owned Newsweek from 1961 - 2010.

Lally Weymouth graduated from Radcliffe College at Harvard University with a degree in American History and Literature.

From 1968 to 1969, Weymouth worked for Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.[clarification needed (RFK died in 1968)]

She was quoted by Jamie Kabler in "The Andy Warhol Diaries" as having said to Ronald Reagan Jr., regarding his exclusive interview with Warhol's "Interview" (magazine), "How can you work for that Homosexual publication? The two of us are more the same kind of person. I mean, I've got top family and you've got top family, and you're giving an exclusive tothat newspaper?" A.W.D. Thursday 25 September 1980

Weymouth edited and compiled Thomas Jefferson: The Man, His World, His Influence (1973, G.P. Putnam), a collection which includes contributions from leading Jeffersonian scholars. She is the author of America in 1876, The Way We Were (1976, Random House). She worked as a freelance journalist and contributing editor from 1977 to 1983 for such publications as New York magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Atlantic Monthly, and Parade. From 1983 to 1986 she was a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times.

Lally Graham Weymouth serves as Senior Associate Editor of the Washington Post. Mrs. Weymouth has been writing on foreign affairs and conducting exclusive interviews with foreign heads of state since 1986. Some notable past interviews include: the last foreign interview with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto two weeks before her death, President Karzai of Afghanistan, Colonel Gaddafi of Libya, President Musharraf of Pakistan two months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President Chavez of Venezuela, President Assad of Syria, Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia, and Saddam Hussein. During the last year, Lally Weymouth has traveled to Brazil, where she was granted President Rousseff's first English-language interview following her election. She interviewed President Lukashenko in Belarus after the violent crackdown of the opposition on the eve of the December 2010 elections. She traveled to Israel and Ramallah in February 2011, where she conducted an interview with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Fayyad. In May 2011, Lally Weymouth met with Egyptian Foreign Minister el-Araby, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, and members of the Supreme Military Council in Cairo. In September 2011, Lally Weymouth traveled to Tehran, where she was granted an exclusive interview with President Ahmadinejad in advance of his trip to the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

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Lally Weymouth's Timeline

July 3, 1943
Age 22