Emily Langer

ReporterWashington, D.C.


She was knighted in 2011, decades after she risked her life to treat wounded and dying U.S. servicemen.

  • Aug 27, 2015

Mr. Beavers became the first African American to serve on the corporation’s board of directors.

  • Aug 25, 2015

The white Methodist minister helped lead an interracial bus trip in 1947, years before the Freedom Rides.

  • Aug 22, 2015

Mr. Stokes represented Cleveland for 30 years and pushed for more transparency in government.

  • Aug 19, 2015

In the early ’70s, Dr. Miller shut down youth reformatories in Massachusetts — and brought sweeping change to the country.

  • Aug 15, 2015

Ms. McGovern illuminated fables, history, the animal kingdom and other arcana and exotica for youngsters.

  • Aug 12, 2015

In books such as “The Great Terror,” Mr. Conquest laid bare the suffering wreaked upon the Soviet population.

  • Aug 6, 2015

Dr. Rasmussen helped win health benefits for his patients and better conditions in coal mines.

  • Aug 5, 2015

The Pennsylvania Republican was tapped as Ronald Reagan’s running mate during a 1976 White House bid.

  • Aug 3, 2015

A Wells Fargo bank in Sterling, Va. was robbed Dec. 13.

  • Dec 14, 2012
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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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