Emily Langer

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Ms. Hicken, who died Aug. 17 at 70, was a mainstay of Washington theaters for decades.

  • Aug 20, 2014

Miss Albanese ennobled the tragic heroines of Puccini and Verdi in a long and celebrated career.

  • Aug 19, 2014

Jeffords briefly shifted Senate control to Democrats when he left the GOP to become an independent in 2001.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Mr. Todman, who was 88, became the senior African American diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service.

  • Aug 16, 2014

Mrs. Caplin, a Chevy Chase resident, was 85 when her first film, “Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont,” premiered.

  • Aug 9, 2014

Mr. Kumana helped rescue then-Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy and his PT-109 crew during World War II.

  • Aug 9, 2014

Dr. Steinfeld continued a national campaign against smoking and spoke out about violence on television.

  • Aug 6, 2014

Sgt. Maj. Jon R. Cavaiani, a veteran of the Army Special Forces, received the medal for his valor in Vietnam.

  • Aug 2, 2014

Mr. Davidson also briefly served as chairman of the Kennedy Center.

  • Aug 2, 2014

Mr. VanKirk helped guide the Enola Gay, carrying the first atomic bomb used in war, to Hiroshima.

  • Jul 30, 2014
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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.
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