Donald E. Graham (born April 22, 1945) is chief executive officer and Chairman of The Washington Post Company. He is also on the board of directors of Facebook Inc.
Donald Edward Graham was born on April 22, 1945. His parents were Katharine Graham (née Meyer), later a publisher of The Washington Post, and her husband, Philip Graham.
Graham graduated from St. Albans School and then attended Harvard College. In 1965, he was elected president of The Harvard Crimson, the college's breakfast daily. After graduation in 1966, he volunteered for military service and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. There "he worked as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968."
From January 1969 to June 1970, Graham joined the Washington Metropolitan Police Department as a patrolman and was sent to the Ninth Precinct in Northeast Washington.
In 2007 Graham announced his separation from his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Wissler. The Grahams have four grown children. His daughter Laura Graham works as the head of business development at Slate.com, and his son Will Graham is the executive producer of The Onion. On June 30, 2012, he married Amanda Bennett, a