Sally Quinn Ex-Husband: Who Is Ben Bradlee?
Ben Bradlee was the husband of Sally Quinn.
Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee was an American journalist who served as managing editor, then as executive editor of The Washington Post, from 1965 to 1991.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was educated at Dexter School, and finished high school at St. Mark’s School, where he played varsity baseball.
After high school, Bradlee had his college education at Harvard College, where his father had been a star football player, and graduated in 1942 with a combined Greek–English major.
He became a public figure when the Post joined The New York Times in publishing the Pentagon Papers and gave the go-ahead for the paper’s extensive coverage of the Watergate scandal.
Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee died on October 21, 2014, at his home in Washington, D.C., at the age of 93.
Quinn was the third wife of Ben Bradlee, her former boss at The Washington Post until he died in 2014.
The couple married on October 20, 1978. In 1979, Quinn and Bradlee purchased Grey Gardens in East Hampton, New York from Edith Bouvier Beale, known as “Little Edie,” for $220,000 under the terms they were not to tear down the house.
In 1982, when Quinn was 41 and Bradlee was 61, they gave birth to a son named Quinn Bradlee.