Emily Langer

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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“You can call me a conspiracy theorist if you call everyone else a coincidence theorist,” Mr. Judge said.

  • Apr 24, 2014

Mr. Hilleary was an early exponent of Washington Color Painting, an abstract style of the mid-20th century.

  • Apr 22, 2014

To many observers of politics, Mr. Gray embodied lobbying as it came to be practiced in the modern era.

  • Apr 22, 2014

Mr. Paterson, who died April 16 at 87, was the father of former New York governor David A. Paterson.

  • Apr 18, 2014

Mr. Dugas became a power broker in the administration of former D.C. mayor Walter E. Washington.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Mr. Sharkey was a community activist in Dayton, Ohio, who helped preserve landmarks in the history of flight.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Mr. Martin called the post of director of the Office of Government Ethics “the toughest job in government.”

  • Apr 10, 2014

Mrs. Maitland’s story was recounted in her daughter’s book, “Crossing the Borders of Time.”

  • Apr 3, 2014

Mr. Ready guarded President John F. Kennedy in Dallas and later protected Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

  • Mar 29, 2014

Adm. Denton’s public acts of patriotism came to embody the sacrifices of U.S. POWs in Vietnam.

  • Mar 28, 2014

Mr. Suarez helped guide Spain from dictatorship to democracy after the long rule of Francisco Franco.

  • Mar 24, 2014

Dr. Kapikian led advances in the understanding of the norovirus and the rotavirus.

  • Mar 21, 2014

Col. Mize repeatedly risked his life to kill the enemy, save his comrades and defend an outpost in Korea.

  • Mar 13, 2014

Mr. Bretholz called for reparations from the French railway that carried thousands to their deaths.

  • Mar 10, 2014

Dr. Nuland, a surgeon and man of letters, wrote the best-selling and award-winning book “How We Die.”

  • Mar 5, 2014

Mr. Boone worked in government and in the private sector on efforts to improve the lives of the poor.

  • Mar 4, 2014

Mrs. Herz-Sommer, a pianist, became known around the world for her belief in the power of music.

  • Feb 26, 2014

Dr. Bagley led counterintelligence activities against the Soviets during an intense period of the Cold War.

  • Feb 24, 2014

Mrs. Tolbert was “the straight-talking lady don of Montgomery County politics,” The Post once wrote.

  • Feb 22, 2014

Mr. Bainum became one of Washington’s most prominent businessmen and philanthropists.

  • Feb 19, 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.