He spearheaded the agency’s efforts for cleaner water in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers.

He oversaw the surging business fortunes of the Post Co. in the 1980s.

He unearthed nepotism and self-serving financial dealings in 1959 and later published best-selling biographies.

The actor also worked behind the camera as a director of several TV shows.

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He obtained a copy of the Zapruder film, enabling Life magazine to publish a frame-by-frame chronicle of the Kennedy assassination.

With his wife, Jean Hollander, he produced an English translation of ‘The Divine Comedy’ that was hailed as a masterpiece.

He helped cover Watergate, Iran-contra and other scandals from the paper’s D.C. bureau.

He helped lead the country to independence and served for 27 years as its first president.

Her book “The Journalist and the Murderer” explored the fraught relationship between writers and their subjects.

He oversaw landmark class-action lawsuits and sensational mob cases, including that of the ‘Mafia Cops.’

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He pioneered a powerful, now-ubiquitous technique to build complex organic molecules.

She was known for her cut-and-paste shapes and vibrant hues in books for preschoolers.

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He made a harrowing movie debut in “Deliverance,” received an Oscar nomination for “Network” and was a renowned character actor.

Under his leadership, Scholastic published series including Harry Potter and the Hunger Games.

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He won several major cases to overturn gender and racial discrimination in hiring and promoting workers.

He helped lead the Minnesota Twins to the 1965 World Series and pitched for several other teams.

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He designed a monumental, jewellike church in the German town of Neviges.

The Washington-area musician battled Parkinson’s disease and helped launch Eva Cassidy to posthumous fame.

The Swiss chemist made key advances in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, measuring chemical properties in atoms.

Staring into the abyss of the Holocaust, he rejected the idea of an omnipotent, beneficent deity.

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Jordan, Luis

Kanfee, Benjamin

Kelln, Prudence "prudy"

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Kinzey, Dorothy

Lee, Charles

Llewellyn, Richard

Maccado, Nigel

Mansfield, Donald

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Miceli, Vera

Miceli, Vera

Mirza, Humayun

Mitchell Jr., John

Mitchell, Robert

Murray Iii, Irvin

Myslicki, Chester

Narrow, Bernard

Nordé Sr., Dr. Gerald S.

Norris, Leecy "lee"

Ostrow, Ronald

Parham Jr., Thomas "tommy"

Peterson, Joan

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Powers, Philip

Ray, Lynda

Rice, Ella

Robbins, Laureen

Rudolph, John

Schiffman, Jack

Schulman, Carol

Seliskar, Mary

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Sims, Dorothy

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Smith, Jo

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Thompson Sr., Kim

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Wheeler, Evangaline

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Williams Jr., William H

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Zinicola, Janice

Archie Jr., William

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Atwell, Herbert

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Baranowski, Alma

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Brown, Nan

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Burke, Serena

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Burridge, James "jim"

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Callahan, Ronald

Callaway, Susan Gilmour

Cannon, Charles

Carbone, Josephine

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Cherry, Philip

Clark, Evelyn

Collis, Ronald

Conway, Mary

Coote Iii, Frederick "fred"

Craig, Dolores

Czarapata, Betty

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Del Castillo, Joan

Deoudes, Margaret McIntyre

Dessin, Maria Francisca

Dixon, Rosalind

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Duarte Jr., Richard "rick"

Duffy, William "bill"

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Eden, John

Elliott, Donald

Estep, Dorothy

Etheredge, Robert "bob"

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Fennell, Patrick

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Fineran, James Conrad

Fleming, Daniel

Flowers, Jessie

Foresman Iii, James

Fox, Ann

Frank, Morton

Freudberg, Stuart

Frost, Jeffrey

Fry, Anne

Gagné, Camille

Galoci, Christian

Gatewood, William

Gillespie, Sally

Gilliam, Ellen

Goodyear, Franklin

Gottlieb, Norman

Green, Donald

Green, Grace

Greer, James

Guard, Emily

Hadler, Caryl

Hage, Madeleine

Hall, Loretta

Halsted, Diana

Hamilton, Clifford

Haskett, William

Hatfield, Elena

Height Jr., Lewis

Henderson, Andre "block"

Hillmann, Alfred

Holifield, Robert

Howe, Linda

Howe, Robert

Janshego, Robert "bob"

Jascourt, Resa

Johnson, Mary

Jones, Clifton William

Jones, Earle

Jones, Steven

Jordan, Luis

Judge, Mary

Kanfee, Benjamin

Kelln, Prudence "prudy"

King, Sterling

Kinzey, Dorothy

Kirby Jr., Joseph

Kraft, Megan

Latimore, Willie

Lee, Carroll

Lee, Charles

Lee, Josephine

Leland, Lois

Lindsay, Michael

Llewellyn, Richard

Lowe, Jayne

Lucas, Anna

Luke, Donald

Lunter, David

Maccado, Nigel

Mansfield, Donald

Maron Sr., Joseph

McCoy, Fred

McLaughlin, Donald

Miceli, Vera

Miceli, Vera

Miers, Mary

Mirza, Humayun

Mitchell Jr., John

Mitchell, Robert

Murray Iii, Irvin

Myslicki, Chester

Narrow, Bernard

Nordé Sr., Dr. Gerald S.

Norris, Leecy "lee"

Norton, Mervin

Orr, Jeannette

Ossi Jr., Anthony "joe"

Ostrow, Ronald

Paiewonsky, Sabina

Parham Jr., Thomas "tommy"

Perros, Katherine Kallianes

Peterson, Joan

Powers, Philip

Powers, Philip

Randall, Ferrell

Ray, Lynda

Rice, Ella

Robbins, Laureen

Rollins, Mary

Rudolph, John

Scherff, Mary

Schiffman, Jack

Schulman, Carol

Seiler, Patricia

Seliskar, Mary

Shegogue, Raymond

Sims, Dorothy

Slinkard, Mark

Sloan, Delores

Smith, Jo

Sobeloff, Barbara

Soueid, Brigid

Soule, Louis

Sterling, Rita

Sussman, David

Sutphin, Ann

Thomas Sr., Daniel

Thompson Sr., Kim

Thorson, Elias

Toye, Bernadine

Trowbridge, Marjorie

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Turner, Raymond

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Wand, Donald

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Weiss, Alma

Werre, Margaret

Wheeler, Evangaline

Williams Sr., Seafras

Williams Jr., William H

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Young, Bernard

Young, Otis

Zinicola, Janice

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