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The Washington Post: End of the Graham Era

Philip L. Graham, publisher and Eugene Meyer, former publisher and father-in-law, with the first The Washington Post via Getty Images Times Herald on March 18, 1954. (Charles Del Vecchio/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The Washington Post: End of the Graham Era

The sale of The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos rocked the world of journalism, but it was also a shock to the community where it's published: The hometown newspaper of the nation's capital city is no longer locally owned.

The Graham family, which controlled the paper from 1933 until the announcement Monday of the sale to Bezos, has been known for its engagement in local affairs, pushing for urban renewal and education reform, among other causes. (AP)

Here's a look back at the Graham family during their 80 years at the helm.