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DEF 14A
GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/31/1994
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THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY
1150 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20071
 
 
                               PROXY STATEMENT
 
                                                                  March 31, 1994
 
     The accompanying Proxy is solicited by the Board of Directors of The
Washington Post Company (hereinafter called the "Company") for use at the Annual
Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Thursday, May 12, 1994, and at any
adjournment or adjournments thereof. A Proxy may be revoked at any time before
it is voted at the meeting. Solicitation of proxies will be made by the
Company's management through the mail, in person or by telegraph or telephone,
without additional compensation being paid to such members of the Company's
management, and the cost of such solicitation will be borne by the Company. In
addition, the Company will request brokers and other custodians, nominees and
fiduciaries to forward proxy cards and proxy soliciting material to the
beneficial owners of shares held of record by such persons, and the Company will
reimburse them for their expenses in so doing.
 
     This Proxy Statement and the accompanying Proxy, together with a copy of
the Annual Report of the Company for the fiscal year ended January 2, 1994, are
being mailed to the stockholders on March 31, 1994. THE COMPANY HAS ALSO FILED
WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION A REPORT ON FORM 10-K FOR SUCH
FISCAL YEAR, A COPY OF WHICH WILL BE FURNISHED WITHOUT CHARGE (EXCEPT FOR
EXHIBITS) TO ANY STOCKHOLDER UPON HIS OR HER WRITTEN REQUEST ADDRESSED TO THE
TREASURER OF THE COMPANY AT THE ADDRESS SHOWN ABOVE. No material contained in
either of such reports is to be considered a part of the proxy soliciting
material.
 
     As of the close of business on March 14, 1994, the record date for the
Annual Meeting, the Company had outstanding and entitled to vote 1,843,250
shares of Class A Common Stock (hereinafter called "Class A Stock") and
9,870,115 shares of Class B Common Stock (hereinafter called "Class B Stock"),
each of which is entitled to one vote upon all matters on which such class of
stock is entitled to vote. Only stockholders of record at the close of business
on March 14, 1994, are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting or at any
adjournment thereof.
 
     As of the date of this Proxy Statement the only matter that the Board of
Directors expects to present to the Annual Meeting is the election of Directors
for the ensuing year. Information with respect to the principal holders of the
Class A Stock and the Class B Stock is given below.