Adam Bernstein

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Her work helped spur discussion of a dark period in Australian history and led to a policy shift.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Mr. Hellwig, 54, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame days before his death.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Mr. Fthenakis, who helped develop satellite communication systems for military and commercial use, was 86.

  • Apr 9, 2014

The entertainer’s unapologetic scene-stealing once made him the top box-office draw in the world.

  • Apr 7, 2014

The performer, who rose to fame as a child actor, had an eight-decade career with plenty of ups and downs.

  • Apr 6, 2014

Mr. de Vincent chronicled the impoverished in “The Shame of a Nation.”

  • Mar 29, 2014

Dr. Antonelli held many leadership roles, including with the former Oratorio Society of Washington.

  • Mar 26, 2014

The foreign affairs and diplomatic reporter helped fulfill The Washington Post’s international ambitions.

  • Mar 24, 2014

Phelps’s protests drew international scorn but were protected by Supreme Court as an exercise in free speech.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Son of the famous TV newsman David Brinkley, Joel won a Pulitzer for a series on Cambodian refugees.

  • Mar 13, 2014

Hal Douglas’s narrated the trailers for many major films and to promote shows and products.

  • Mar 12, 2014

Mr. Salonen had been a partner at Washington law firm Stewart and Stewart. He was 55.

  • Mar 6, 2014

Mrs. Topelius was a banking lawyer who became a partner in the D.C. office of the Bryan Cave law firm.

  • Mar 4, 2014

Mrs. Seeman entered Virginia politics in 1996 and later went on to serve 14 years as Vienna’s mayor.

  • Mar 3, 2014

Before directing the National Portrait Gallery, Dr. Sullivan led a historic museum in St. Mary’s County.

  • Feb 28, 2014

He was general manager of a newsprint handling and storage facility based in Alexandria.

  • Feb 3, 2014

Mr. Hemenway led the National Committee for an Effective Congress, seeking liberal political reforms.

  • Jan 31, 2014

He published Ralph Nader’s “Unsafe at Any Speed” during the 1960s.

  • Jan 30, 2014

Mr. Street, a Washington resident, worked for the Bureau of Industry and Security.

  • Jan 29, 2014

He used an integrated cast of children characters to address the crescendoing civil rights movement.

  • Jan 28, 2014
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About Adam

Adam Bernstein has spent his career putting the "post" in Washington Post, first as an obituary writer and then as editor. The American Society of Newspaper Editors recognized Bernstein’s ability to exhume “the small details and anecdotes that get at the essence of the person” and to write stories that are “complex yet stylish.” He was also featured in Marilyn Johnson's acclaimed book about the obit writing craft, "The Dead Beat."

Bernstein, a graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, wrote the introduction to the 2004 Naval Institute Press reprint of "You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger," Roger Hall's best-selling comic memoir of his wartime experiences in the Office of Strategic Services. He gets no royalties but recommends the book anyway.