Elizabeth Morris "Lally" Graham Weymouth
(born 3 July 1943) is an American
journalist who served as a senior editor of Newsweek
magazine, during her family's ownership of the publication.She is an heir to the Washington Post
media fortune, whose properties formerly included Newsweek
Life and career
She is the only daughter of Katharine Graham
and Philip Graham
, both of whom were publishers of the Post
. She attended The Madeira School
and Radcliffe College
. She is the sister of Donald Graham
, the Washington Post Company's chief executive officer
, and the mother of Katharine Weymouth
, the newspaper's publisher. The company owned Newsweek
from 1961 - 2010.
Lally Weymouth graduated from Radcliffe College
at Harvard University
with a degree in American History and Literature.
She married architect Yann R. Weymouth (older brother of Tina Weymouth
, bass player
for the rock band Talking Heads
) in 1964; The groom was an architect who worked for I.M. Pei
in the 1960s (he was the co-architect of Pei's East Wing for the National Gallery of Art
) and is presently the creative director of the architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum
. The couple had two daughters, Katharine and Pamela, before divorcing in 1971.
She was quoted by Jamie Kabler, in "The Andy Warhol Diaries
", as having said to Ronald Reagan Jr.
in 1980 regarding his... Read More