Emily Langer

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Emily

Former Gallaudet professor helped found National Theatre of the Deaf and wrote poetry and nonfiction.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Mr. Hoffmann helped guide the Army through the West Point cheating scandal in the mid-1970s.

  • Jul 22, 2014

Mr. Roe served more than two decades in Congress and chaired the House Public Works Committee.

  • Jul 16, 2014

Ms. Coachman became the first black woman to win Olympic gold with her high-jump performance in 1948.

  • Jul 15, 2014

Mr. Gray, who served 24 years in Congress, embraced the moniker “Prince of Pork.”

  • Jul 14, 2014

Mr. Truong was convicted of espionage in 1978 in an early test of electronic government surveillance.

  • Jul 14, 2014

A Local Life: Mr. Mohr, 95, was the last reporter of debates to record the Senate’s happenings by hand.

  • Jul 12, 2014

Mr. Gaskin was a professed “hippie priest and freelance rebel rouser” and a figurehead of the counterculture.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Mr. Gardner, a master of cinema and anthropology, captured life and death in remote outposts of the world.

  • Jul 2, 2014

The daughter of Richard Rodgers wrote ‘Freaky Friday’ and composed ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’

  • Jul 1, 2014

Ms. Garden’s novel “Annie on My Mind” remains a classic in its field more than 30 years after publication.

  • Jun 30, 2014

Mr. Woodbridge, 85, helped launch a transformation of Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1970s.

  • Jun 27, 2014

Mr. Walters challenged the administration’s efforts to audit political “enemies.”

  • Jun 26, 2014

A physician and writer, Dr. Relman drew attention to the conflict between medicine and money.

  • Jun 24, 2014

Dr. Ajami illuminated modern Arab history and supported the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Kevlar, the ultra-strong fiber used in bullet-resistant gear, is credited with having saved thousands of lives.

  • Jun 20, 2014

His book about the tragic results of artificially boosting IQ was adapted into the widely watched “Charly.”

  • Jun 18, 2014

Among his most noted books were “The Triumph of Conservatism” and “The Politics of War.”

  • Jun 17, 2014

Mr. Hill enlivened story time and bedtime for millions of youngsters with his lift-the-flap tales of Spot.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Mr. Mason arrested a wily Fascist agent during World War II and later rose to high positions in the CIA.

  • Jun 6, 2014
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About Emily

Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk, one of the most fascinating assignments in journalism. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.

Before joining The Post in 2007, she was an intern at the Atlantic Monthly and a researcher for “The Almanac of American Politics.” In 2010-2011, she was a Fulbright fellow in Trieste, Italy, where she researched the Italian experience of the Holocaust. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Georgetown University.