Today marks the 80th Anniversary of The Washington Post’s “Federal Diary” column, one of the longest-running features in The Washington Post. Since debuting 80 years ago, the column has become a must-read for the federal workforce.
"Since 1932, the mission of The Federal Diary has been to be the authoritative source for news and analysis on the federal workforce. This milestone signifies that continued commitment. From the first byline, George D. Riley, to our current Diarist, Joe Davidson -- the columnists have strived to tell the full stories of the lives of those who make the government run, from the personal triumphs and outsized dedication, to their sometimes missteps and scandal, and the politics that are a constant swirl,” said Marcia Davis, National Deputy Editor for Federal News of The Washington Post.