Interview with Katharine Graham, June 9, 1995

Project: Edward F. Prichard, Jr. Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Katharine Graham discusses her husband's friendship with Ed Prichard. She talks about Prichard's personality and qualities, focusing on his tendency to be irresponsible.
Graham talks about how Ed Prichard's friends helped him, especially during his trial and his time in prison (in 1948, Prichard was indicted for stuffing 254 votes in a U.S. Senate race). The interviewer and Graham discuss President Harry Truman's role in Prichard's trial, including giving his approval to wiretap Prichard's phone, as well as his later pardon of Prichard after the trial.

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1995oh096_prich074

Interviewee Name

Katharine Graham

Interviewer Name

Tracy Campbell

Interview Date

1995-06-09

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Graham, Katharine Interview by Tracy Campbell. 09 Jun. 1995. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Graham, K. (1995, June 09). Interview by T. Campbell. Edward F. Prichard, Jr. Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Graham, Katharine, interview by Tracy Campbell. June 09, 1995, Edward F. Prichard, Jr. Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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